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A8676 Court coat, mens, silk / cotton / wood, maker unknown, possibly England / Italy, c. 1770. Click to enlarge.

18th century court coat from Europe

Made
This silk grosgrain and linen-lined court coat was made between 1770 and 1790. It would have been worn with an embroidered waistcoat, silk breeches, white silk stockings, ruffled linen shirt, cravat and a black wool-felt bicorne hat.

The Rococo period represented the final era of colourful, opulent clothing for men. Throughout Europe, exquisite silk embroidery depicting naturalistic plants and flowers was worked on men's silk and velvet garments.

Summary

Object No.

A8676

Object Statement

Court coat, mens, silk / cotton / wood, maker unknown, possibly England / Italy, c. 1770

Physical Description

Gentlemen's court coat of olive corded silk with pastel floral embroidery

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

1100 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Anne Schofield, 1983

Acquisition Date

14 January 1983

Cite this Object

Harvard

18th century court coat from Europe 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <https://ma.as/199407>

Wikipedia

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