Frock suit (coat)

American
1775–1800


Object Place: America

Dimensions

L (coat): 115.0 cm L (waistcoat): 66.0 cm

Accession Number

55.452a

Medium or Technique

Brown silk velvet; linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s coat: coat and waistcoat (no breeches), brown velvet; coat (a): high roll back collar, self-covered buttons, sleeves with turned back cuffs, pockets with flaps, full pleated skirt, made of four panels, skirt open in middle of back, other two slits fastened with buttons; middle of back and sleeves lined with linen, fronts and skirt lined with brown lutestring; waistcoat (b): sleeveless, narrow standup collar, self-covered buttons; back lined with linen, fronts with brown lutestring, back of waistcoat reddish-brown wool twill, (calamenco).

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin Joy