Pearly Queen and King emsemble, back 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. Pearly Queen coat of black velvet embellished with mother of pearl buttons, some sewn in red. Back decorated with yoke of pearl buttons with motifs of heart, flowers, stars, cross, anchor and shield with a cross of red painted buttons in the middle. The words 'Pearly Queen of Islington' appear across the top of the back in tiny grey plastic buttons. The male manequin is wearing a brown suit and cap.
1920 AD - 1961 AD