Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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My First Sermon and My Second Sermon by John Everett Millais, 1862-63 UK
Portrait of Yekaterina Khruschova and Princess Yekaterina Khovanskaya by Dmitriy Levitsky, 1773 Russia, Russian Museum
At the time of this portrait, Khruschova was 12 and Khovanskaya was 11.
(Above - Left) Jacket, 19th century Italy or Spain
(Above - Right) Jacket, 19th century Austria-Hungary
(Below) Waistcoats, 19th century
Banyan, 1700-1760 the Netherlands (textile is 1700-1750 China), LACMA
As I’ve mentioned before, a banyan is a loose, comfortable coat worn by men while at home.
Dress and jacket by Kay Railson, 1948 US, LACMA
Coat, 1720’s Germany (probably), LACMA
Frock coat, ca 1820 France, LACMA
Black velvet evening coat with beaded ornamentation, designed by the couture House of Worth in Paris, c. 1912. It was worn by Ethel Sanford (1873-1924), wife of carpet industrialist, John Sanford of Amsterdam, NY and daughter of diplomat and businessman, Henry Shelton Sanford of Sanford, FL.
This evening coat was donated to the museum by Ethel’s daughter, Gertrude Sanford Legendre. The Charleston Museum has been so very fortunate to receive many exquisite garments and accessories from Mrs. Legendre’s family collection. For more information on Gertrude Legendre, please visit this previous Textile Tuesday posting.
This piece is currently on exhibit in Coat Check. Come see it in person; the photos do not begin to do this elegant garment justice!
TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection. Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday