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Gentleman's court suit
Gentleman's court suit
Date:
ca. 1765–1770
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Silk; Cut Velvet With Appliqued Embroidery Of Metallic Thread, Silk, Metal Foil, And Sequins
Dimensions:
Object: 120 x 72.1 x 2.5 cm (47 1/4 x 28 3/8 x 1 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

William Fitzherbert of Tissington, 1712-1772
Alleyne Fitzherbert, Lord St. Helens, 1753-1839
Christie's South Kensington, 1977
Castle Howard estate, 1977-2003
Sotheby's Olympia, 2003

Accession Number:
2003.108a-c
Acquisition Date:
2003-12-11
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Textile Arts Council Endowment Fund

Exhibition History:

CPLH gallery 9C (debut) 11/05 - 2/06

A gentleman's three-piece court suit of the rococo period. The suit comprises an outer coat (a), waistcoat (b), and breeches (c) of blood orange velvet embroidered with metallic ribbon, polychrome silk, and sequins.
a) outer coat b) waistcoat c) breeches
Lined in white silk satin(back of waistcoat same). Applique embroidery in form of twisted ribbon done in ecru velvet and embroidered with polychrome flowers. Outlined in tiny spangles and further larger flower-shaped spangles and foils.

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