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Detail sleeve, frock coat, Scotland, c. 1745-1750. Scarlet superfine wool, elaborately embroidered with gilt thread and sequins, the buttons covered in interwoven metal strip, lined in crimson silk, with densely embroidered broad pocket flaps, decorative buttons to the sword slits.

A rare scarlet superfine wool frock coat and matching sleeved waistcoat, circa Elaborately embroidered with gilt thread and sequins, the buttons covered in interwoven metal strips.

Suit Date: ca. 1760 Culture: British Medium: wool, gilt metal BUTTON and LACE applied  Details

Georgian, Rococo Fashion details, godlwork embroidery: Suit Date: ca. 1760 Culture: British Medium: wool, gilt metal BUTTON and LACE applied Details

Detail of buttons on an 18th century suit at the V&A - "Cut-steel buttons are the type of goods classified as ‘toyware’ in the 18th century.The French made steel items like this but the English had raised the manufacture of cut-steel to a very high standard and there was a substantial trade between France and England (notably Birmingham, Sheffield and London). The buttons on our suit were very probably made in one of these English cities."

Ditto Suit V&A Raw edges on the front of the coat and waistcoat. The hint of white you can see is the silk lining.

Coat Place of origin: Great Britain, UK (made) Date: 1770-1779 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Wool and silk, hand woven and hand sewn, silver, gold Museum number: 656-1898 Gallery location: In Storage

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Coat Place of origin: Great Britain, UK (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Wool and silk, hand woven and hand sewn, silver, gold Museum number: Gallery location: In Storage

Detail embroidery, 3-piece court suit, wedding suit of Gustav III. of Sweden, Sweden, 1766. Silver silk lamé, embroidered with blue foil, gold threads and sequins. The design consists of clouds and blazing suns with flower seedlings.

Detail embroidery, court suit, wedding suit of Gustav III. of Sweden…

Man’s formal suit comprising coat, waistcoat and breeches, England, 1770-1780, Fulled wool tabby with embroidered silver filé. Royal Ontario Museum

fcbtc / Man’s formal suit comprising coat, waistcoat and breeches, England, Fulled wool tabby with embroidered silver filé.

DATE: 1755-65 CULTURE: British MEDIUM: wool, silk CREDIT: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1968.]

This particular British suit is exemplary of popular dress in England during the middle of the century with its somber wool, minimal dec.