Man's formal suit

French
1770–80


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Coat CB: 106.5 cm (41 15/16 in.); breeches side seam: 68.5 cm (26 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1667a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, silk satin, embroidered with silk

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Coat: purple silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in chain stitch in floral motif at front line, vents, collar, cuffs pockets and flaps, buttons; stand-up collar, round cuffs with three buttons, padded upper chest, white silk satin lining. Breeches: purple silk satin, small fall, two fob and side pockets, brace buttons, embroidered knee bands and buttons, white fustian lining.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick, to MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection