Dr473, 1770’s American Gentleman’s Embroidered 3 Pc Wedding Ensemble-major
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Dr473, 1770’s American Gentleman’s Embroidered 3 Pc Wedding Ensemble-major :
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DR473, 1770’s American Gentleman’s Embroidered 3 Pc Wedding Ensemble from Major Museum: I purchased this three piece man's suit from the second sale of the Brooklyn Museum of arts collection. Inside the linen lining of the waist band there is written in ink. No. 5 pants XVIII Century. This wedding suit is from the 1770's. This is a once in a life time opportunity to own a very important piece of American History. The coat is made of a champagne colored silk faille. The long coat is trimmed in hand woven metallic lace trim and has large polished steel buttons. All of the buttons are present. The coat does have some staining but is in sound condition. It has one small hole on theleft shoulders and some age related wear. It is lined in silk and linen. There is some deterioration of the silk lining at the front opening. See photos. The chest is 40, the length from neck to hem in back is 40, the arms are 27 and the shoulders are 14. The embroidered waist coat is completely hand embroidered in a multi colored floral motif. It is lined in a combination of linen and a softer fabric that appears to be some kind of flannel. The lining is in good condition with age related staining. There is some wear to the outer part of the vest and some age related wear to the silk embroidery. See photos. All of the embroidered buttons are present, although one no longer has its inside steel disk. The chest is 38, the waist is 35.5 The vest front is made of heavy silk satin. The britches are made of champagne silk faille. They are heavily stained but still display well as you can see. I have them pinned to the form. There is a 3 to four inch split at one of the side seams of the pant legs. this could be repaired or reinforced. There are 2 buttons missing. One on the waist band and one on the front flap. The waist is 38 and the length from waist to hem of pants is 33. The offerding will start at .99. The reserve will protect the amount I paid at sale which was quite reasonable for this extremely rare piece of American History.
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