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Coat  Date:     ca. 1770 Culture:     Italian Medium:     silk Dimensions:     Length: 42 in. (106.7 cm) Credit Line:     Rogers Fund, 1926 Accession Number: 26.56.23

1770 Culture: Italian Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 42 in. cm) Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1926 Accession Number:

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ROBE A LA PIAMONTESE 1770-1790 ATRAS

Rear view Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. Italy, plain cream ribbed silk, metallic and silk embroidery. Metallic lace borders all the embroidery elements, with additional spangles adding even more sparkle to the design.

Gentlemen all over Europe wore three-piece velvet suits, similar to this one, to show that they were men of substance. The suits of the middle classes and of the aristocracy were strikingly different in the quality of the materials used and in the standards of workmanship

Sir Henry Oxenden Thomas Hudson, c. ~ Suit: Frockcoat, waistcoat and breeches, French, silk.

A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa 1790. heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

FCBTC / A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa 1790, heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat ~ French ~ circa 1790 ~ heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage ~ together with a pair of later black satin breeches

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