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Coat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet with braid and glass beads, with satin and embroidered, trimmed with machine made lace, lined with silk and quilted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr N. J. Barrett

  • Museum number:

    T.75-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coat of black silk velvet trimmed with applications of black braid intermixed with black glass beads which are attached at the shoulders, cuffs and on the curved bolero-like flaps over the bust. Princess line and hip length, and made in eight panels which are curved to shape it to the figure. It fastens with three sets of buttons, each covered with black satin and embroidered with cord and black glass beads, linked with black silk cords. High neckline and round, and trimmed with a narrow machine made white lace frill. The coat is interlined and lined with white silk, quilted in hand running stitch in a diaper pattern in a graduated pattern with the diamonds smaller at the front than at the back.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet with braid and glass beads, with satin and embroidered, trimmed with machine made lace, lined with silk and quilted

Dimensions

Length: 33 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/5.
The family of the donor were said to be millers or ship owners in East London.

Boleros appear in the Illustrated London News plates from 1861-4.

Historical context note

Nursing dress, from the same collection, sent to the National Museum of Scotland.

Descriptive line

Coat of black silk velvet, braid trim and quilted lining, made in England, ca. 1860

Materials

Silk (textile); Glass

Techniques

Velvet; Satin; Braided; Embroidered; Machine-made lace; Lined; Quilted

Subjects depicted

Diaper

Categories

Women's clothes; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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