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Man's formal suit in two parts

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Coat: purple silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in chain stitch in floral motif at front line, vents, collar, cuffs pockets and flaps, buttons; stand-up collar, round cuffs with three buttons, padded upper chest, white silk satin lining. Breeches: purple silk satin, small fall,...

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Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick, to MFA, November 10, 1943.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 1770–80

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Coat CB: 106.5 cm (41 15/16 in.); breeches side seam: 68.5 cm (26 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, silk satin, embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts