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Man's Coat

A work made of 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.
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  • A work made of 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.

Date:

1780s

Artist:

France, possibly Lyon

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Man's Coat

Origin

France

Date

Made 1780–1789

Medium

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

Dimensions

117.7 × 112.3 cm (46 3/8 × 44 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Joseph W. Moses

Reference Number

1951.248

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