Thursday, November 5, 2015
Men's Fabulous Frock Coat
From the seller:
Priced very fairly for the beginning or seasoned collector or student of fashion...perhaps for pattern making, although should not be cut up as it displays somewhat well. Men's early ca. 1750-70 taupe/olive/gold silk( faille like ) embroidered with metallic thread and tiny metal sequins and red tinsel trim. The coat has what appears to be a cotton padded front. It has been deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum, see photo. It is priced quite fairly due to the overall condition stains some wear couple of mends and silk lining shattering in places.
Being sold as is, I do not like fragile items going back and forth through the mail....it does have issues and not mint thus the opening low price!
Enjoy, every vintage collector should have at least one court coat.
Will be listing a men's "powdered" wig made of horse-hair
I'd put it later than 1750 due to the cut - more like 1780's really. However, this is yet another one of the MET auction items. Ladies and Gentlemen, please, no drool on the frock coat.