KERR and Co. Embroiderers to the ROYAL FAMILY, respectfully beg leave to recommend to the Ladies, the Regency Bandeaux, Coronet, and Star, for the Head Dress and Trimmings; also the Versailles Sashes, Buttons for Dresses, &c. which from the novelty of the Designs, masterly style they are executed in, the dignity they add to dress, the becoming grace and elegance they give to the FAIR SEX, is beautiful beyond description. – Ladies may have the Sashes painted, plain, or in colours. – Patterns drawn and paintings for embroidery.
Embroidered Garters, Shoes, Pocket-books, Workbags, Stuffs, and Fire Screens, new patterns of Gold and Silver Fringe for Trimmings. Some curious Articles for Ladies’ Morning Dresses, Watch Chains, Steel, Gold, and other Pearls; the whole consisting of the most superb Assortment of the decorative part of Dress.
Rich Patterns for Gentlemens’ Suits of Embroidery, a Variety of embroidered Dress and Frock Waistcoats, figured Velvets, Sattins, Vigonias, Beavers, Ratteens, plain and striped Cloths, and every other Article for Dress.
Town and Country orders, addressed to them, at their Manufactory, No 60, Jermyn Street, St. James’s, will be punctually attended to.
Taken from The Times, 1284 (Friday, Feb. 6, 1789). Transcription by Noémie Vandenborre (UBO). Full page from Burney Newspaper Collection (GALE).
Image: From The Gallery of French Fashions and Costumes. By Sabatier and Durin. Impr. lith. of Firmin-Didot, Brothers, Son, &c.