Costumes (2), circus, men's 'Louis XVI' suits, velvet/satin/metallic thread/leather, Australia, 1900-1914.
Two identical 'Louis XVI' costumes, each consisting of lace trimmed maroon velvet jacket, matching breeches and a leather belt featuring a Marie Antoinette cameo buckle. One suit was worn by the performer and the other by a dummy dressed to look like him.
(-1) Performer's jacket, short maroon velvet, single-breasted jacket, with hook fastenings at front, trimmed with coarse machine lace at collar and cuffs, and decorated all over with puffs of turquoise satin.
(-2) Performer's breeches, maroon velvet pants finishing just below the knees, button fly fastening, with buttons at front and back of waist for attaching braces, trimmed with coarse machine lace at cuffs.
(-3) Performer's belt, brown leather belt, featuring a Marie Antoinette cameo buckle.
(-4) Dummy's jacket (as -1).
(-5) Dummy's breeches (as -2).
(-6) Dummy's belt (as -3).