User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Boy's suit in three part (waistcoat)

Start collecting

Tailor's sample suit; embroidered suit in three pieces. a) coat, b) breeches, c) waistcoat. Coat of striped blue velvet cut away in front, standing collar, turned back cuffs; embroidered with silver thread and silver and red sequins in palmette and leaf design; silver backed buttons of bright...

Show Full Description


By 1939, Adolph Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles; 1948, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $650. (Accession Date: May 13, 1948)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French (Paris), 1800–15

Object Place



L (coat): 74.5 cm L (waistcoat): 52.5 cm L (breeches): 42.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Coat - blue silk velvet embroidered with silver, silver and red sequins, paste buttons; Waistcoat - white silk rep embroidered like coat; Breeches - black silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts