Man's waistcoat, breeches, and vest

probably French
about 1750, altered in the mid-19th century


Center back (Jacket): 94.9 cm (37 3/8 in.) Length (Breeches): 80 cm (31 1/2 in.) Length (Vest): 83.8 cm (33 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, voided & cut polychrome velvet, with brocaded white accent

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Man’s waistcoat, breeches and vest made of rust-colored polychrome velvet patterned with small yellow and white flowers


2012, sold by an antique dealer, Paris, to Villa Rosemaine Centre d'etude et de diffusion du patrimoine textile, Toulon, France; 2016, sold by Villa Rosemaine to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and funds donated by Doris May