French embroidered suit, said of King Louis... - Lot 51 - Daguerre

Lot 51
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Result : 22 100EUR
French embroidered suit, said of King Louis... - Lot 51 - Daguerre
French embroidered suit, said of King Louis XVI, suit, waistcoat and breeches, circa 1780, suit with basques and small straight collar in gros de Tours lilac embroidered with a stream of foliage and grasses in and green silk with flat past mainly and in sequins, pearls, cabochons and faceted glass navettes. faceted glass navettes. Complete with its twenty-one embroidered buttons in the same heightened with a pearl bead on the center. On the left side of the suit, at the height of the chest, three traces of stitches are clearly visible, they probably correspond to the location of the embroidered plaque of the of the Order of the Holy Spirit that was sewn to the suit. Waistcoat of cream gros de Tours embroidered on the perimeter of the same decoration and a sowing of gold sequins enhanced in purple silk representing the stylized flames of the Order. Complete with its embroidered buttons, lining in cream silk twill. Buttoned bridge breeches with two gusset pockets and two buttoned side pockets, buttons and garters embroidered in the same way. In accordance with court etiquette, this dress must have been worn only for one solemn occasion in the 18th century. The few alterations, the addition of lace and the widening of the back of the waistcoat correspond to a use in the second half of the 19th century, probably for a cross-dressing ball. According to testimonial sources, this dress was bought in 1787 by J. L de Monistrol during a stay in Versailles.
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