A spectacular pair of buff leather breeches, ca. 1780. They were owned by Jacob Schieffelin and are in a remarkable state of preservation remaining today as supple as the day they were made. The buttons are a white metal (not pewter); plain at the knee and leather covered at the waist. The waist measures about 34 inches. This pair of breeches was acquired by the museum in 1946 from a descendent of Schieffelin.