Lady Maud Baillie describes the State livery worn by footmen at Chatsworth as of pale yellow cloth with silver lace 'frogs' (strappings) and pale blue cuffs, worn with knee breeches, white silk stockings and buckled shoes.

This livery was worn until 1938, if there were more than six for dinner and, until 1924, the footmen even powdered their hair if there was a party.

Footmen and coachmen were often hired as much for their physical appearance as for any other qualities, and the tallest footmen commanded the highest wages!

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