Sunday, August 31, 2014

Men's Frock Coat













From the seller:

RARE Gents French Velvet Embroidered Tail Coat ca 1760

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This gorgeous gents coat is made from a grape colored velvet and is heavily hand embroidered in silk floss. It has a very full skirt in back, pocket flaps and deep cuffs. It's trimmed with embrioderd covered velvet buttons. Underarms are very slightly discolored, half of the collar was reduced on the top edge, facings were replaced minor fade, there's stitches around the hip area of the jacket as if it was shortened for a younger member of the family. De-accessioned from the Met. Museum of Art. It measures 38 inches around the chest, across the back shoulder is 12 , sleeve is 24 1/2 and from base of neck to bottom edge in back is 39 3/4 inches. I think it's in excellent condition for the age and a real beauty to add to a collection.


From Me:

I'm curious on the dating since it doesn't look mid 18th Century to me. (Honestly, the embroidery looks much later to me.) But it was once part of the Met so...

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