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Men’s formal suit, 1770’s France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Coat: purple silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in chain stitch in floral motif at front line, vents, collar, cuffs pockets and flaps, buttons; stand-up collar, round cuffs with three buttons, padded upper chest, white silk satin lining. Breeches: purple silk satin, small fall, two fob and side pockets, brace buttons, embroidered knee bands and buttons, white fustian lining.

Men’s formal suit, 1770’s France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Coat: purple silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in chain stitch in floral motif at front line, vents, collar, cuffs pockets and flaps, buttons; stand-up collar, round cuffs with three buttons, padded upper chest, white silk satin lining. Breeches: purple silk satin, small fall, two fob and side pockets, brace buttons, embroidered knee bands and buttons, white fustian lining.

Walking suit, ca 1914
Below:
(Left) Afternoon dress, ca 1917
(Right) Dress, ca 1918
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Walking suit, ca 1914

Below:

(Left) Afternoon dress, ca 1917

(Right) Dress, ca 1918

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Men’s livery, ca 1870 France
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Men’s livery, ca 1870 France

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Ballgowns by Digby Morton, 1950-55
(Measurements are given en masse) Busts are 86cm/34in, waists are 56-61cm/22-24in, about a size 8 UK/4 US with a very small waist.
The lot includes an evening coat and day suit, also by Digby Morton.
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Ballgowns by Digby Morton, 1950-55

(Measurements are given en masse) Busts are 86cm/34in, waists are 56-61cm/22-24in, about a size 8 UK/4 US with a very small waist.

The lot includes an evening coat and day suit, also by Digby Morton.

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Male servants’ liveries, 20th century (two of the black tailcoats are dated 1928 and 1938)
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Male servants’ liveries, 20th century (two of the black tailcoats are dated 1928 and 1938)

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Men’s suits, coats and accessories, 1940’s
The chest of one measures 38”, the other 42” (unsure of which).
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Men’s suits, coats and accessories, 1940’s

The chest of one measures 38”, the other 42” (unsure of which).

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Court suit, 1770 France, The Mint Museum (Randolph Rd)
Worn to the wedding of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.  I’ve seen this suit a number of times in person, but I never knew this.

Court suit, 1770 France, The Mint Museum (Randolph Rd)

Worn to the wedding of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.  I’ve seen this suit a number of times in person, but I never knew this.

(Source: mintmuseum.org)

Fashions for men and women, Jan 1846 France, Les Modes Parisiennes

Fashions for men and women, Jan 1846 France, Les Modes Parisiennes

Mens’ day, business and theatre fashions, Aug 1899
auntada:

Portrait of a young African American woman. 
Missouri, c. 1890
Burgess Studio, photographer

That’s one fantastic suit.

auntada:

Portrait of a young African American woman. 

Missouri, c. 1890

Burgess Studio, photographer

That’s one fantastic suit.

The Return from the Boating Trip by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1873 France

The Return from the Boating Trip by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1873 France

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