Man's court suit (waistcoat)


Object Place: France


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


Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silver yarns

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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