About this artwork
Men’s formal clothing in the late 18th and early 19th centuries was often made of textured silk fabric with rich floral embroidery. A coat such as this would have had matching knee breeches and a coordinating vest called a waistcoat.
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- Man's Coat
- Made 1780–1789
- Silk, compound weave foundation; embroidered with silk threads in satin, stem and straight stitches; French knots, needle lace fillings, and slanted satin border block shading
- 117.7 × 112.3 cm (46 3/8 × 44 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Joseph W. Moses