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Tailcoat (.1) - medium purple; high notched collar; double breasted with three pairs covered buttons; cropped waist; long sleeves with lace ruffle and two covered buttons. Breeches (.2) - matching medium purple; fall front with two buttons and inner waistband; one pocket in left side seam; three covered buttons at leg openings. Waistcoat (.3) - dark purple sateen; double breasted with four pairs covered buttons and two metal buttons (this is where tabs from coat are buttoned); shawl collar. Cravat (.4) - sheer cream cotton; pleated; ends trimmed with cream lace.
1. Embossed on buttons of breeches: ""MENIER * DINARD *"" 2. Embossed on buckle of waistcoat: ""PARIS/SOLIDE""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Menier * Dinard (Manufacturer)
Paris, France; France
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman