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A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa 1790. heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa 1790. heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa 1790. heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa 1790. heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

This embroidery is the real thing.  No machine could do such work and have it fit the flow of the piece so exquisitely. 1780’s Habit a la Francaise Outer Coat Collar Detail, kleidersachen.tumblr.com

This embroidery is the real thing. No machine could do such work and have it fit the flow of the piece so exquisitely. 1780’s Habit a la Francaise Outer Coat Collar Detail, kleidersachen.tumblr.com

A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa 1790. heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

A gentleman's embroidered green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, French, circa 1790. heavily embellished with floss silk flowerheads and foliage; together with a pair of later black satin breeches

Embroidery sample for a man’s suit This artwork is part of Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815  http://www.metmuseum.org

Embroidery sample for a man’s suit This artwork is part of Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815 http://www.metmuseum.org

From D'Artagnan on FACEBOOK.  Click on image for slideshow on this wonderful garment.

From D'Artagnan on FACEBOOK. Click on image for slideshow on this wonderful garment.

Exquisite embroidery detail on a French court coat (third quarter, 18th century) <> (needlework, sew)

Exquisite embroidery detail on a French court coat (third quarter, 18th century) <> (needlework, sew)

Detail front view, waistcoat, France, 1775-1785. Cream silk satin, embroidered with floral sprays and floral motifs.

Detail front view, waistcoat, France, 1775-1785. Cream silk satin, embroidered with floral sprays and floral motifs.

GENTLEMAN'S SILK WAISTCOAT, 18TH C Cream silk satin embroidered all over in small green & brown sprig pattern; collar, pockets & border embroidered w/ floral vinework decorated w/ paste in assorted sizes

GENTLEMAN'S SILK WAISTCOAT, 18TH C Cream silk satin embroidered all over in small green & brown sprig pattern; collar, pockets & border embroidered w/ floral vinework decorated w/ paste in assorted sizes

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