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Breeches

1780s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Man’s breeches of dark green woollen broadcloth. The waistband and legs are cut in 2 pieces, the later are higher and gathered at the back. The breeches have a fall front, a pocket on each side of the front and a watch pocket in the right waistband. The fall front is lined with ivory silk taffeta and the waistbands with linen; the legs are unlined. The breeches are fasten with 2 wool-covered buttons (1 missing) and buttonholes on the waistband, 1 wool-covered button and buttonhole for each pocket and each corner of the fall front. There are 2 lacing holes on each side of the waistbands at centre back. The knee bands and 4 buttons at each knee are embroidered with coloured silk floss, but do not match in design.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool, linen, silk; hand-woven, fulled, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Man's breeches of dark green woollen broadcloth, 1780s, British; embroidered knee bands
Physical Description
Man’s breeches of dark green woollen broadcloth. The waistband and legs are cut in 2 pieces, the later are higher and gathered at the back. The breeches have a fall front, a pocket on each side of the front and a watch pocket in the right waistband. The fall front is lined with ivory silk taffeta and the waistbands with linen; the legs are unlined. The breeches are fasten with 2 wool-covered buttons (1 missing) and buttonholes on the waistband, 1 wool-covered button and buttonhole for each pocket and each corner of the fall front. There are 2 lacing holes on each side of the waistbands at centre back. The knee bands and 4 buttons at each knee are embroidered with coloured silk floss, but do not match in design.
Dimensions
  • Outside right leg and waistband length: 71.0cm (approx)
  • Inside seam right leg length: 49.0cm (approx)
  • Waist circumference: 90.0cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
655A-1898

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record createdOctober 3, 2007
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