Man's coat and vest with metal-thread embroidery c. 1800


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  • Man’s court ensemble of red wool coat and cloth-of-silver vest, Italy, circa 1800. The coat and vest are decorated with silver metallic-thread embroidery in a pattern of stylized leaves, oak leaves and acorns, worked in satin stitch directly on the cloth.
  • Man's silk twill breeches, Italy, 1790-1800.
  • Man's bicorne hat, France, c. 1790
  • Coat and vest: c. 1800-1810 (website says c. 1800, published catalogue says c. 1810)
  • Breeches: 1790-1810
  • Hat: c. 1790
  • Coat: wool plain weave, full finish, with metallic-thread embroidery. Waistcoat: silk plain weave with metallic-thread supplementary weft, and metallic-thread embroidery.
  • Breeches: Silk twill weave
  • Hat: Wool felt, beaver fur, ostrich feathers, and metallic passemeterie
English: A) Coat Center back length: 43 in. (109.22 cm); B) Waistcoat Center back length: 22 1/2 in. (57.15 cm)

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Accession number
  • Coat and vest: M.80.60a-b
  • Breeches: M.84.10.8
  • Hat: M.67.8.203
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English: Coat, vest, and breeches: Costume Council Fund. Hat: Mrs. Alice F. Schott Bequest

Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 - 1915, Sharon Sadako Takeda and Kaye Durland Spilker, Prestel USA (2010), ISBN 9783791350622, pp. 198-199


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Coat and vest: c. 1800-1810 (website says c. 1800, published catalogue says c. 1810) Breeches: 1790-1810 Hat: c. 1790

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