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What is this?

Man's coat of blue and black patterned silk with large-scale floral embroidery in polychrome silks at the center front edges, back vent, pocket flaps and sleeve cuffs, with matching covered buttons. Modern machine-lace at cuffs.

This is a coat from France. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1913. Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk embroidery, silk foundation technique: embroidered on compound weave label: embroidered silk

Its dimensions are

H x W: 124.5 x 69.9 cm (49 x 27 1/2 in.)

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward C. Post

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