Man's court suit (waistcoat)

French
1785–92


Object Place: France

Dimensions

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

43.644c

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silver yarns

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, August 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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