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Court dress coat

Court dress coat

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)
    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool embroidered with silk, glass sequins

  • Museum number:

    1423-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coat from court suit, brown wool embroidered with coloured silks and glass paillettes and sequins in a stylised floral design at the collar, closing edges, tails and cuffs. The buttons are covered with metal foil and embroidered with sequins and paillettes; there are 8 on the front, 2 on each cuff, 2 at centre-back waist, 3 beneath each pocket-flap, 1 at the proper right coat tail hem. The body is lined with cream plain twilled silk, the sleeves are unlined. It fastens at the upper chest with three hooks-and-eyes.

The embroidery is not matched at the seams and so it is possible this coat has been altered.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)
England (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wool embroidered with silk, glass sequins

Dimensions

Weight: 1.7 kg, Width: 32 mm buttons, Height: 67 mm collar, Length: 980 mm centre-back

Object history note

Purchased in 1871 for £40 from Mr. M. Marks.

Descriptive line

1800c, French/English; Brown cloth embroidered

Materials

Wool; Silk; Glass

Techniques

Embroidery

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Fashion; Men's clothes; Formal wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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