Man's court suit (coat)


Object Place: France


cb Length: 110.5 cm (43 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk cut and uncut voided velvet embroidered with gilt silver wire, sequins, and bits of glass

Out on Loan

On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Coat: black silk velvet figured with silk 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 cotton 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