Antique Buttons

What is a livery button?

livery buttons

What are a livery buttons?

Livery Buttons – buttons with heraldic themed, they can with family crest or monogram, particular to person proper, noble and respectable families. Livery buttons worn by servants in the noble families and aristocrats houses.

servant uniform

Who wore livery buttons?

It was used to describe giving to retainers, who provided domestic service to the nobles and aristocrats. It came to mean the suit of clothes worn by menservants in the colors of the master who provides it and for whom they work. So from the stable boy through the page boys, each would wear his master’s livery.

What were the livery buttons made of?

Livery buttons were made of various materials and metals, some times they were plated with silver or gilded. Uncommon and quite rare buttons made from ivory.