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Court dress coat

Court dress coat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool embroidered with silk, cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coat from men's court suit. Brown wool embroidered with coloured silks in a design of stylised sprays of roses intersected with leaves. The latter is composed of one side of applied net and the other half in satin stitch. There are eight on the front, three on each cuff, two either side of back-waist, two halfway down the coat tails, two at each end of the coat tails and three under each pocket-flap. Each button is embroidered with a red rosebud or a blue flower. It is lined with cream silk satin patched with twentieth-century cotton. The sleeves are lined with original cotton.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wool embroidered with silk, cotton


Weight: 1.46 kg, Height: 70 mm collar, Length: 1015 mm base of collar to hem

Object history note

Purchased in 1896 for £4 13s 4d from Thomas Sutton of Eastbourne (RPs: 54719/1896, 103864/1896, 59937/1896)

Descriptive line

1800s, English; Brown wool embroidered


Wool; Silk; Cotton




Fashion; Men's clothes; Formal wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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