Detail pocket flap, court coat, France or Spain, 1790s with later alterations. Voided black velvet, embroidered with floral naturalist flowers and lace effects with tulle edgings.
French embroidery sample for a man’s suit dated 1800–1815. Silk embroidery on silk velvet on display as part of the exhibition Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815 at the MET. (Kati Vereshaka/Epoch Times)