Waistcoat, 1780–89. French (probably). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Donald Mavros, 1971 (2009.300.2908) #iris #flower
Court Costume, Louis XVI, cut velvet. Garnet color velvet decorated with small pellets and embroidered on the collar, the front, the back, under the pockets and along the Basque with flowers and foliage. Trimmed with sequins of silver and gold and pellets and round shaped faceted glass, embroidered buttons, lining of white silk. Photo Thierry De Maigret
1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.