Breeches

Object Number: 
1951.522
Date: 
1760-1800
Medium: 
Leather, bone, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: 
Overall (folded): 1 x 12 1/2 x 37 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 31.8 x 95.9 cm )
Gallery Label: 

Robert R. Livingston may have worn these white breeches with the tailcoat (1951.519) and waistcoat (1951.520) during his political career. Elegant accents like bone and mother-of-pearl buttons reflected Livingston's taste and status as he transitioned from his title as Chancellor of New York to the United States minister to France.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Place Made: 
France
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group