Monday, 6 February 2017

French Suit

This suit was created between 1774-1793; in other words it is quite clearly made in the reign of Louis XVI. All pieces (breeches, coat and waistcoat) are of silk. The coat and waistcoat have both been elaborately embroidered - even the buttons are embroidered with a coral thread. It is currently in the possession of the MET Museum.

It is the one on the right

Detail of the embroidery of the waistcoat

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