French / Court Suit / ca. 1774 - 1792French
Court Suit
ca. 1774 - 1792

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French
Title: Court Suit
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1774
Creation End Date: 1792
Creation Date: ca. 1774 - 1792
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Menswear
Materials and Techniques: Silk
Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 48 in. (122 cm) (b) L. at center back 26 in. (66 cm)(c) L. at side seam 28 in. (71 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 32.35.12a-c
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1932

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.

AMICA ID: MMA_.32.35.12a-c
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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