Court suit, silk, French

Court suit

Date:
1774–93
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.35.12a–c
Not on view
This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.
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