Tailcoat, French origin

Title:
Tailcoat, French origin
Date: 
1800-1805
Medium: 
Wool, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 19 x 50 in. ( 10.2 x 48.3 x 127 cm )
Place Made: 
Europe, France
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Object Number: 
1951.519
Gallery Label: 

This silk tailcoat, owned by Chancellor Livingston was 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.

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group