Pearly Queen and King emsemble, front view: 20th century
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Pearly King and Queen, outfits worn by Frederick and Sarah Cole. Pearly Queen dress. Black velvet, dropped-waist dress embellished with mother of pearl buttons. Richly decorated down centre front with inset panel of pearl buttons, surrounded by design of various jet beads and spangles which extends round the body at the waist to more recent inset at back. The dress is shown with a Pearly Queen coat of black velvet embellished with mother of pearl buttons and a feather hat. The male manequin is wearing a Pearly King Trouser Suit.
1920 AD - 1961 AD