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Man's new style court dress and accessories


Object Place: England

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mixed media

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ensemble consists of:
a) Black silk velvet coat with cut steel buttons
b) Black silk velvet breeches
c) Black beaver bicorne hat with cut steel medallion and loop chains and black silk rosette trim
d) White silk satin waistcoat with four cut steel buttons.
e) Black silk velvet waistcoat with four cut steel buttons.
f) Black silk stockings
g) White cotton stockings
h) Shoe buckles (cut steel) in case
i) Black garters
j) White kids gloves
k) Stand collar (Ede and Son, London)
l) Sword
m) Scabbard
n) Holster
o) Sheath
p) Tin trunk


Worn by William Whitaker Thompson (donor's father) when Chairman of the London City Council to the court of King George V in 1911; Gift to the MFA, December 18, 1985.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham