It has 1659 painted on as a date. If its not an addition then it is the oldest work we have restored and framed. You can see, it has at one time been in an oval surround. A lot of the shining gold decortation on the garment was almost obscured. Cleaning has revealed it. The frame is not so old; about 1900 maybe. And the gold slip is modern.
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This vest belonged to James Driscoll. He was a Welsh boxer who won the Lonsdale Belt in 1910. Born in 1880 he lived only 45 years. In that time he earned the nickname ‘Peerless Jim’. The vest shows many signs of wear and usage. We have framed it for his relatives, Continue reading