This Box is inspired by Isabella Stewart Gardner's luxurious opera coat, made by the House of Worth. In keeping with a revival of interest in eighteenth-century styles, the opera coat imitates a garment inspired by men’s clothing that was worn by Marie Antoinette. The coat is made of purple silk velvet with elaborate embroidery of metallic threads and glass beads.
Expertly hand-embroidered by master zardozi artisans, this Gardner-exclusive is a jeweled masterpiece of artistry and craftsmanship, a tribute to Isabella Stewart Gardner and a modern heirloom to be treasured forever.
The opulent and regal velvet Box features elaborate embroidery with metallic threads. It is embellished with semi-precious stones and an elegant metallic tassel. The Box is lined with sateen Use this Gardner-style Box as a keepsake box, treasure box, bedside table box, or entry way decoration.
Charles Frederick Worth (British, 1825 -1895) for House of Worth (Paris, 1858-1956) Coat, late 1880s -1890s. Silk velvet with embroidery and beading, height: 139.7 cm (55 in.) Peabody Essex Museum, gift of Isabella Stewart Gardner.