Court suit, silk, probably French

Court suit

Date:
1780–90
Culture:
probably French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Museum Collection Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
2009.300.773a, b
Not on view
The professional elaborate embroidery on this coat is distinctive with fanciful floral motifs of an exotic nature and commonly unused colors such as orange. Embroidery of this caliber would have been reserved for formal occasions, such as a court appearance.