Friday, January 20, 2017
1770's Men's Outfit Pinstripes!
From the seller:
Rarely Found Offered On The Open Market
Acquired From A Private Collection Deaccession
Original Unaltered Condition
Three Piece Construction, Sewn All By Hand
Fashioned of a Brown Striped Silk
The Breeches With Fall Front, Lined In Flannel Inside
Waistcoat Buttons Closed With Covered Thread Buttons, Flares In Points At The Outer Hips, Would Lace Closed Up The Rear, The Cord Not Original
The Court Coat Falls Long, Covered Buttons Trim Front As Well As The Turned Up Cuffs
The Breeches Have Missing Buttons, The Metal Buttons Seen Are A Replacement. The Inner Jacket Was Relined In The Early 19th C, Linen Label In The Lining. There Is A Large Water Stain On The Inner Lining Only, Not Seen From The Outside. Minor Edge Fray At Breeches Waist With Several Small Brown Stains. Shirt Not Included.
It Is So Rare To Find These Early Suits Complete And In Such Pristine Condition As This. Could Be Worn If So Desired, Not Recommended.
Measurements In Inches
Center Rear Length: 44
Sleeve Length: 24
Length In Front: 31
I was originally hesitant to post this one until I read the description - I knew the metal buttons weren't right at all. There were other alterations that made me think this was more likely a really amazing Victorian Fancy Dress type outfit but the seller's explanation makes perfect sense. So, yes, it really is 1770's.
A similar one up for sale at Christies
A decade earlier but stripes!
A little over a decade later but still stripes!