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Man's court suit (breeches)

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Coat: black velvet figured with gold yarns embroidered with gilt-silver wires, sequins, bits of glass in vegetative motif at front line, vents, collar, cuffs, pockets and flaps, buttons; stand-up collar, round cuffs with three buttons, lace ruffles, padded upper chest and back, white silk lining...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 1785–92

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Overall: 67.3 x 78.7 cm (26 1/2 x 31 in.) Side Seam X Waist

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Silk cut and uncut figured velvet embroidered with gilt silver wire, sequins, and bits of glass; cotton velvet seat


Textiles and Fashion Arts