Man's suit (waistcoat)

French or English
1775–90


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

60.5 cm (23 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: length: 60.5 cm

Accession Number

43.658c

Medium or Technique

Silk; Orange uncut and figured voided silk velvet, buttons covered with silver and gilt-silver wire and sequins, red and gilt textured foil, gilt silver embroidered white silk kneebands

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Orange uncut figured velvet. Coat: short stand-up collar with lace ruffle, round cuffs, buttons covered with silver and gilt-silver wire, sequins, red colored decorations and gilt-silver textured foil, white silk lining. Waistcoat: single breasted, red silk buttonholes. Breeches: button-down front, fob and two flapped side pockets, gilt-silver embroidered white silk knee bands, buttons like coat, white cotton lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection