Court uniform

Object Number: 
ca. 1850
Wool, metal, ivory, silk, feathers
overall (coat): 3 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 40 in. ( 8.9 x 54 x 101.6 cm ) overall (dagger holster): 1 3/4 x 6 x 23 5/8 in. (
Court dress uniform, including tailcoat, trousers, pair of epaulettes, dagger holster, and hat dress; red wool felt court single-breasted dress tailcoat with stand-up collar and 9 buttons down the front; collar and cuffs embroidered with metal thread leaf motif; 6 buttons across the back at the top of the tails; tails trimmed with green velvet fabric tape, with interior pocket inside each tail; lined with white wool felt; light green wool felt stirrup trousers with high waist ivory button fly front and suspender buttons, slit side pockets, with metal embroidered fabric tape along the outside of each leg, adjustable waistline buckle at the center back; pair of detachable metal coil fringe epaulettes with gold fabric wings, lined with red wool felt fabric with metal hooks on reverse; light green wool felt belt dagger holster lined with light brown leather, holster embroidered with metal thread in leaf design; red and white plume hat dress with wire posy holder.
Gallery Label: 
This dress tailcoat was worn by the Chevalier Charles Frederick De Loosey, the Austrian-Hungarian Counsel General of New York, 1850-1870. He was the brother of the Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary, and cousin of Mexico's Emperor Maximilian, on whose behalf he lobbied during his tenure in the U.S.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer, Esquire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group