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Brittany Man's Costume

Description

Jacket (.1) - blue wool, fulled; double breasted w/ 7 pairs of gilt butttons; black velvet at neck & cuffs; yoke at front w/ embroidered panel w/ 3 bands of diamonds in polychrome silk; band of yellow featherstitching around neck & cuffs. Pants (.2) - Cream flannel; cartridge pleats all around waist & at leg openings; very full; button fly w/ placket; button at leg opening. Leggings (.3) - Black wool broadcloth; shaped through length of leg & over top of shoe/foot; 5 gilt buttons at side closure; black velvet trim w/ yellow featherstitching. Waistcoat (.4) - Blue wool (matching jacket); waistcoat has been quilted w/ small running stitch; black velvet around neck & front forming squared panel at front; panel embroidered w/ horizontal rows of yellow & orange chainstitch; yellow chainstitch trim around neck & panel; 1/2 lining of white coarse cotton w/ one pocket on each side. Belt (.5) - Wide; white leather; suede; very stiff; large brass buckle & clasp w/ openwork pattern of hearts.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1860
Inscriptions
Handwritten not on newspaper wrapping: 1. ""Brittany Man's Costume. T.N.C."" (Thomas Newbold Costume) w/ newspaper dated July 16, 1922. 2. Belt embossed w/: ""1855""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
felt (textile)
flannel
machine-made
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Diamond
Embroidered
embroidering
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Fancy Dress
fancy dress
Felt
felt (textile)
Flannel
flannel
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
lozenges
machine-made
Men's clothing
stitching
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1969.7153.1-5
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13565

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