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Lounge suit

Date:
late 1840s
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, silk, cotton
Credit Line:
Purchase, The German Fur Federation Gift, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.12.4a–c
Not on view
In the tradition of the eighteenth-century banyan, nineteenth-century lounging robes and gowns alluded to their exotic sources. Paisley and Turkish motives were common and extended frequently to the decor of the smoking rooms to which men took their post-prandial retirement.
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