Embroidered purple velvet suit worn by Thomas Pinckney for his court visits and clearly placed him at the height of fashion for 1793. Pinckney was ambassador to the Court of St. James from 1792-1796.

TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday