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Frock coat

Frock coat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1830s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woollen beaver cloth trimmed with silk velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


1830s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woollen beaver cloth trimmed with silk velvet


Weight: 1.1 kg


Fashion; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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