Sunday, August 31, 2014

Men's Frock Coat












From the seller:

RARE Gents European Brown Silk Embroidered Tail Coat ca 1750

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This gorgeous gents coat is made from a light brown silk satin and is heavily embroidered in pastel silk floss. It has a full skirt in back, pocket flaps and deep cuffs. It's trimmed with embriodered silk buttons. Underarms are very slightly discolored, some embroidery loss, mostly on some buttons, both elbows mended, a few small frayed spots mainly in seams, lining soiled and worn at the back of the neck area. De-accessioned from the Met. Museum of Art. It measures 34 inches around the chest, across the back shoulder is 14 1/2 , sleeve is 23 and it's 42 inches long. I think it's in great condition for the age and a real beauty to add to a collection.


From Me:

I'm all about those cuffs! They still have the earlier styling to them but the coat itself is taking on the style that would be popular well into the late 18th century.

2 comments:

  1. How does an average Joe get their hands of an 18th century frock coat that was deaccessioned from the Met?? And then sell it on Ebay?!?!

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    1. There was a HUGE auction a few years back where the Met de-accessioned like half their textile inventory. I actually have one or two pieces that they once owned thanks to that auction. I think it was way back in 2011?

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