Boy's suit in three part (breeches)

French (Paris)
1800–15


Object Place: France

Dimensions

L (coat): 74.5 cm L (waistcoat): 52.5 cm L (breeches): 42.5 cm

Accession Number

48.376b

Medium or Technique

Silk; Coat - blue silk velvet embroidered with silver, silver and red sequins, paste buttons; Waistcoat - white silk rep embroidered like coat; Breeches - black silk

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Tailor’s sample suit; embroidered suit in three pieces. a) coat, b) breeches, c) waistcoat. Coat of striped blue velvet cut away in front, standing collar, turned back cuffs; embroidered with silver thread and silver and red sequins in palmette and leaf design; silver backed buttons of bright blue with clear past frames; lined with white satin. Black silk twill breeches with silver embroidered cuffs. Waistcoat of white silk, embroidered to match coat; silver thread buttons; fronts lined with white silk twill; white cotton back.

Provenance

By 1939, Adolph Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles; 1948, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $650. (Accession Date: May 13, 1948)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund