Thursday, February 20, 2014

British Consul's Coat and Breeches, Boston, 1790

Red wool broadcloth cutaway coat, blue facings, high stand collar, gold bullion embroidery, gold etched buttons w/ "Brittania" insignia, Ch 40", L 47"; tan buckskin breeches, fall front, below-knee length, back laces, self-covered buttons, W 32", Inseam 18", excellent. 

Provenance: Thomas McDonogh, appointed first British Consul to New England in 1790. In 1794 a portrait of McDonogh was painted wearing this suit of clothes.

Price Realized: $ 20,400.00

Copy and photos from Augusta Auctions.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks very much for posting some of our items on your blog. This was a very exciting piece to have come through our studio!


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