"This particular silk and silver thread robe à la Française evokes thoughts of Versailles during the gallant, licentious, rose scented aegis of Louis XV and his divinely fair mistress Madame de Pompadour, but is in fact English in origin so would have been worn at the rather more staid (in appearance anyway) court of George II."
Man’s green velvet vest, c. 1830. Gold and silver thread embroidery creates a stunning floral vine. Throughout the 19th century, men wore elaborate vests as a matter or style and fashion. This vest was worn by William Seabrook (1799-1860), son of Sea Island cotton magnate, William Seabrook and Mary Ann Mikell. From the collections of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina.