Man's breeches

American
late 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably England (fabric)

Dimensions

Overall: 74.3 x 69.9 cm (29 1/4 x 27 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.69

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton with supplementary warp or weft stripe, plain weave linen facing

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White woven stripe breeches; waistband with fob pocket on left side, three-button closure at front (one of whitework buttons missing), tape laces at back, and linen facing; fall front which buttons at hips with center button hole and linen facing; four knee buttons; tab and button hole at cuffs for buckle

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-uncle Lot Robbins (1790-1873); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone