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Man's court suit (waistcoat)

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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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Center back: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) Center back 52.1 cm (20 1/2") Chest measurement (43") Measurement taken at underarm

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin, embroidered with silver yarns


Textiles and Fashion Arts