A young man's suit with rebus buttons, circa... - Lot 58 - Daguerre

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A young man's suit with rebus buttons, circa... - Lot 58 - Daguerre
A young man's suit with rebus buttons, circa 1785-1788, a suit with basques and a small straight collar closed by two clasps, in royal blue pinned silk velvet with only a trim of seventeen large buttons of seventeen large buttons painted with gallant rebus on the front, the pockets, the cuffs and along the and along the slits of the basques. The seventeen buttons offer the viewer, who is intimate enough to decipher them, a to decipher them by approaching, a set of rebus in the form of an ode to love dedicated to the chosen one of the heart of the young man of the young man who commissioned this ornament. Thus, under the collar and along the buttonhole: She loves, In her everything pleases, I had her heart all new, She loves without ceasing, She took my heart, She shines so much by her beauty. Buttons painted on ivory, under glass slightly under glass, slightly domed, copper circled, with metallic caps and fasteners. Inside lining in cream taffeta and linen for the back (two stains on the suit, a missing button, another broken glass). another with broken glass). About the buttons: at the end of the reign of Louis XVI, they take a considerable importance. They are worn, in 1786, as big as a six-franc coin and the elegance consists in changing them frequently. They are most often presented most often under glass and circled with metal, decorated with the most varied reasons: landscapes, scenes of kind, portraits, treated in the most diverse techniques. Bibliography: Costumes français du XVIIIe siècle, 1715- 1789, cat. expo. Musée Carnavalet 1954. cited in chapter III devoted to accessories.
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