Coat and waistcoat worn by Peter II, 1727–1730

Coat and waistcoat worn by Peter II, 1727–1730

Coat and waistcoat
France
1727–1730
Silk velvet and silk taffeta with silver embroidery
Museum no. TK-1943
© The Moscow Kremlin Museums

In this ensemble the silk of the waistcoat and coat cuffs has faded considerably. It was once a vibrant pink, an elegant contrast to the deep blue velvet of the coat. Both garments are decorated in silver embroidery, worked separately then applied to the velvet and taffeta, rather than embroidered directly onto the coat and waistcoat.