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    Court Suit, 1774-1739, French, silk. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.

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1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.

1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.

1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.

1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.

1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.Court suit

1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.Court suit

Court suit Date: 1774–93 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length (a): 48 in. (121.9 cm) Width (a): 33 in. (83.8 cm) Length (b): 26 in. (66 cm) Width (b): 24 in. (61 cm) Length (c): 28 in. (71.1 cm) Width (c): 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)

Gentlemen's Brown Silk Court Suit with Contrasting Waistcoat, French, 1774-1793.

3-piece court suit, Spain, c. 1780. Golden silk, embroidered with floral motifs, embroidered buttons; waistcoat embroidered allover with small flower sprays and floral motifs.

3-piece court suit, France, 1774-93. Dark brown silk velvet, exquisitely embroidered with floral motivs in white and yellow silk, white satin waistcoat, embroidered with naturalistic flowers.

Suit back Date: 1760–80 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length (a): 39 in. (99.1 cm) Length at Side Seam (b): 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm) Length at CB (c): 27 in. (68.6 cm)