Greatcoat

ca. 1800 (made)
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Overcoat for a man of sand-coloured worsted. Full length, cut full and slightly flaring towards the hem. Caped to the elbows. With a broad velvet collar and fastens with a gilt metal chain and clasp shaped like a bunch of flowers. Fastens from the neck to the hem with self-coloured buttons which become more widely spaced toward the bottom. The cape is also buttoned. The sleeves are slightly shaped with broad plain cuffs. On the left breast is a diagonal buttoned slit pocket. Hand-stitched and unlined.


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Brief Description
Worsted greatcoat, England, ca. 1800
Physical Description
Overcoat for a man of sand-coloured worsted. Full length, cut full and slightly flaring towards the hem. Caped to the elbows. With a broad velvet collar and fastens with a gilt metal chain and clasp shaped like a bunch of flowers. Fastens from the neck to the hem with self-coloured buttons which become more widely spaced toward the bottom. The cape is also buttoned. The sleeves are slightly shaped with broad plain cuffs. On the left breast is a diagonal buttoned slit pocket. Hand-stitched and unlined.
Dimensions
  • Centre back, collar to hem length: 54in
  • Underarm seam length: 21.75in
  • Under arm width: 52in
Credit line
Given by Rev. J. P. Bushell and Mr Anthony Bushell
Collection
Accession Number
T.87-1959

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