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|Charles de Blois|
This is almost certainly not an arming doublet but a civil doublet of the highest quality. It is made of silk brocade with gold threads and lined with linen canvas. It is quilted throughout, probably stuffed with cotton. This doublet could date from any time c. 1365-1410.
A new photograph which shows the true form of the pourpoint of Charles de Blois, who died in 1634. Because he had been regarded with variation the pourpoint was preserved and it is likely , therefore, to have been worn by him at about the time of his death.
here is yet another image of the thing.
Cotehardies: Cutting and Fitting the Grand Aissiette
This is a great site which features an article about the pourpoint along the pattern to the left
| © Ragnar Torfason|
2005 December 28