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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1835 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool with silver-gilt buttons

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Elliot

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


ca. 1835 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wool with silver-gilt buttons

Marks and inscriptions

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

Descriptive line

M, 1830s, English; Brown cloth


Wool; Silver-gilt


Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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