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Coat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1835 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool with silver-gilt buttons

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Elliot

  • Museum number:

    T.18-1918

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Advances in tailoring techniques focussed attention on the construction rather than the colour of men's coats. Tailors skilfully measured, cut and manipulated the cloth to ensure a perfect fit and conceal human imperfections such as rounded shoulders. Here the precise shaping of the collar, close-fitting sleeves and waist seam help show the figure off to its best advantage.The donor of this coat was a master-tailor of Glastonbury.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1835 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wool with silver-gilt buttons

Marks and inscriptions

Buttons stamped on the back with 'Gold Lace M.S. & J.D'.

Materials

Wool; Silver-gilt

Categories

Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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