Man's court suit (waistcoat)


Object Place: France


Center back: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) Center back 52.1 cm (20 1/2") Chest measurement (43") Measurement taken at underarm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silver yarns

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Coat: black velvet figured with gold yarns embroidered with gilt-silver wires, sequins, bits of glass in vegetative motif at front line, vents, collar, cuffs, pockets and flaps, buttons; stand-up collar, round cuffs with three buttons, lace ruffles, padded upper chest and back, white silk lining with pocket, leather armhole lining. Waistcoat: white silk satin embroidered like coat and with silver yarns and bits of glass in small-scale decorative motifs; single breasted, stand-up collar, white silk, cotton lining. Breeches: figured velvet like coat, small fall, fob and two side pockets, embroidered knee bands and buttons, solid brown velvet at back.


1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection