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Burse: T.1-1986

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Front of the Lord Chancellor's Burse of Lord Lyndhurst (1772-1863). Red velvet decorated with laid and couched silver and silver-gilt raised embroidery; red, white and blue satin and seed pearls. The Royal Arms of Queen Victoria, flanked at the top by the initials "V" "R" and surrounded by winged cherubs' heads, putti, cornucopiae, flowers and two treasure chests bearing oak leaves.


History note: Lord Lyndhurst (1772-1863), son of John Singleton Copley, was Lord Chancellor from 1826-1830, 1834-1835 and 1841-1850, and High Steward of Cambridge University 1840, and is presumed to have given it to his purse-bearer Henry Haines, from whom it descended to the Rev. M.H.C. Haines, the father of the vendor.

Legal notes

Bought from Miss C. M. C. Haines, using the J.R.V. Smyth and Rushworth Funds

Measurements and weight

Height: 42 cm
Width: 42.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1986-03-17) by Haines, C. M. C., Miss


19th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1841

School or Style


Materials used in production

red Velvet

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1986
Primary reference Number: 197581
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2014 Updated: Thursday 12 October 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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