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Man's breeches

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Buff-colored breeches; waistband with three buttons at front (original engraved brass buttons), three tape ties at back (also original); hip to hip front fall with center button hole and brass-covered bone buttons at hips; four buttons at knee; tab and button hole on cuff (for knee buckle) with...

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Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 71.1 x 71.1 cm (28 x 28 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool twill with plain weave linen facings, plain weave cotton waistband lining, and brass and bone buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts