Date: 1774–92

Culture: French

Medium: silk

Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1961

Accession Number: C.I.61.13.2a–c


The embroidery with silk floss was executed à la disposition, created in predetermined pattern shapes, thus to accord fully with the silhouette and outlines of the suit. Even the embroidered buttons reiterate on a secondary scale the florals of the jacket.