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What is this?

Man's coat of blue and black patterned silk with large-scale floral embroidery in polychrome silks with appliqué of silk and silk net. Deep borders of embroidery at the center front edges, back vent, pocket flaps and sleeve cuffs. With matching covered buttons; modern machine-lace at cuffs. Lined with white silk twill.

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 on silk foundation, silk lining technique: embroidered in satin, surface satin, stem and knot stitches with appliqué on plain weave foundation with supplementary warp and weft patterning; twill lining label: silk compound weave em

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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