Tailcoat

Object Number: 
1951.519
Date: 
1800-1805
Medium: 
Wool, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 19 x 4 in. (127 x 48.3 x 10.2 cm)
Gallery Label: 

This silk tailcoat, once owned by Chancellor Livingston along with a waistcoat, is embroidered in various colors of silk in an ornate floral and leaf design. As seen in his portrait painted by John Vanderlyn, Livingston appreciated fine silk garments and enjoyed ornamental designs on his public clothes. His taste may have been indebted to French style, which he was exposed to during his time abroad in Europe.

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