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Man's court costume; coat, breeches, and waistcoat
Man's court costume; coat, breeches, and waistcoat
Attrib. To:
Attrib. To:
Date:
ca. 1800
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Silk, Satin, Velvet, Silver, Lace
Dimensions:
120 x 72 cm (47 1/4 x 28 3/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1998.145a-c
Acquisition Date:
1998-12-10
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Ella Atkinson-Putnam

Exhibition History:

(Coat & waistcoat) A Gentleman's Finery, de Young Museum, 1985
(Waistcoat only) Legion of Honor, Gallery 9C, 2004

Breeches (a): knee length, pink cut stripe silk velvet. Plain flat silver buttons(image in object file). Waistcoat (b): white satin, polychrome embroidery of rose buds, flowers, leaves, dots, and french knots, edged with strip of embroidered lace, embroidered buttons. Coat (c):Dark plum colored cut stripe velvet on turquoise satin ground. Polychrome embroidery in floral design around high collar, down front, on very large pockets, and back vents. Large embroidered buttons down front, back and on pockets. Black silk wig bag suspended from back of collar to protect coat from queue. A straight pin of that period in silk. Image of coat and breeches in file. Dating refers to the coat and possibly the waistcoat. The breeches are from an earlier date.

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