Man's coat

late 18th century

Object Place: France ?


107.5 cm (42 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black wool broadcloth embroidered with polychrome silks

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Coat: black wool broadcloth embroidered with polychrome floss silk in floral motifs at frontline, vents, collar, cuffs, pockets, buttons; high stand-up collar, round cuffs, sham pockets, heavily padded upper chest and back; pale blue and white silk lining. Waistcoat: foreparts: pale blue silk satin embroidered like coat at collar, front line, bottom, pockets, buttons; blue silk twill and white cotton lining; white glazed cotton back with 6 linen tape ties; single-breasted, high stand-up collar, closed front with modified points, 9 button closure.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection