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Frock coat

Frock coat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1830s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woollen beaver cloth trimmed with silk velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    T.748-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The waisted frock coat came into fashion in about 1816 and became an enduring style. Typically it had a narrow waist and full skirts hanging vertically in front. The frock coat was worn for everyday purposes such as morning dress, usually with a top hat, cane and trousers.

By 1830 frock coats were made in a variety of designs according to taste, fashion or type of activity. This example has an outbreast pocket, a feature which appeared on coats during the 1830s.

Physical description

Double-breasted frock coat with a nipped-in waist and broad lapels faced with silk velvet. It has a crescent-shaped outbreast pocket and two larger curved pockets on the front of the skirts

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

1830s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woollen beaver cloth trimmed with silk velvet

Dimensions

Weight: 1.1 kg

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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