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Fourth quarter 19th century, probably United Kingdom - Wool coat

Fourth quarter 19th century, probably United Kingdom - Wool coat

Sorry for the delay between posts. If anyone is looking for a good way to spend a weekend I emphatically DO NOT recommend food poisoning. blerg.  Now back to our regularly scheduled rainbow… and the color wheel today is pointing to gray. Some people find gray incredibly dull, but I’ve always found it very romantic and mysterious. Maybe my imagination is just too full of foggy windswept moors. Anywho…  Our first piece is a French silk (dammit, now I want pie) men’s suit from

Sorry for the delay between posts. If anyone is looking for a good way to spend a weekend I emphatically DO NOT recommend food poisoning. blerg. Now back to our regularly scheduled rainbow… and the color wheel today is pointing to gray. Some people find gray incredibly dull, but I’ve always found it very romantic and mysterious. Maybe my imagination is just too full of foggy windswept moors. Anywho… Our first piece is a French silk (dammit, now I want pie) men’s suit from

Suit (at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) 1774–93, British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length (a): 44 1/2 in. (113 cm) Length (b): 27 in. (68.6 cm) Gift of Mrs. F.D. Millet, 1913 Accession Number: 13.49.10a, b

Suit (at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) 1774–93, British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length (a): 44 1/2 in. (113 cm) Length (b): 27 in. (68.6 cm) Gift of Mrs. F.D. Millet, 1913 Accession Number: 13.49.10a, b

Woman's Jacket    Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America  1884    Designed by Agnew & English, Philadelphia

Woman's Jacket Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America 1884 Designed by Agnew & English, Philadelphia

Basque (front view) Date: 1878 Culture: French Medium: silk Accession Number: C.I.40.116.34

Basque (front view) Date: 1878 Culture: French Medium: silk Accession Number: C.I.40.116.34

Men’s Suit, circa 1780.  Via http://thepragmaticcostumer.wordpress.com/.

Historic Color Combos: Red and Blue

Cape ca. 1795-1800 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art    “The extraordinary embroidery of this cape shows the delight of the British in the age-old tradition of representing nature in embroidery. The whimsy and pleasure expressed in the embroidery is evident.”

Cape ca. 1795-1800 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “The extraordinary embroidery of this cape shows the delight of the British in the age-old tradition of representing nature in embroidery. The whimsy and pleasure expressed in the embroidery is evident.”

GENTS 3 PIECE SILK SUIT, c. 1775-1785  Coat & breeches putty faille, metallic bobbin lace trim, large cut-steel buttons on jacket, small self covered on breeches; cream satin sleeveless waistcoat w/ colorful floral embroidery,

GENTS 3 PIECE SILK SUIT, c. 1775-1785 Coat & breeches putty faille, metallic bobbin lace trim, large cut-steel buttons on jacket, small self covered on breeches; cream satin sleeveless waistcoat w/ colorful floral embroidery,

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