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Object Name Breeches
Title Samuel Cutts Suit
Year Range from 1785.0
Year Range to 1790.0
Description 27 1/4 x 16”. Wool, linen, bone and brass buttons. Men’s knee-length breeches of white wool broadcloth, with fall front held in place with bone buttons stitched to broadcloth in an “X” and then covered with same fabric. Three buttons of this same type fasten the waist; a watch pocket is on the right side. The knee openings are closed with five brass buttons; a larger brass button is mounted on a strap attached to the sewn cuff. A half-circle of fabric is sewn to the cuff at the back of the knee. Two bound eyelets are at each side of waistband back along with a single brass button. The waistband does not meet in back; fullness in seat is achieved through the use of gussets. The waistband, front, and knee areas are faced with linen. Seams are narrow and sewn in running backstitch with a substantial thread. The front flap, pocket, cuffs, and some seams are topstitched with one or two rows of pick stitches.
Accession Number 1984.36