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Coat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1815-1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool, lined with wool, brass, hand-sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Osborn

  • Museum number:

    T.118-1953

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, room 40, case CA18, shelf FIG3

The cut-away coat remained formal daywear for men until the 1850s. This example has long tight sleeves, puffed at the shoulder, a style typical of the period 1815-1820. The roll collar has an M-shape notch, introduced about 1803, and a waist seam.

Physical description

Double-breasted coat of blue wool, cut away in the front. With a fairly deep roll collar, a double row of five brass buttons, and four further brass buttons at the back. The wrists fasten with two cloth-covered buttons. With oblique false pocket flaps, one on each side, with deep pockets below them entered vertically, and another deep pocket inside entered horizontally. Lined with wool. Hand-sewn.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1815-1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wool, lined with wool, brass, hand-sewn

Marks and inscriptions

'Hammond Turner & Sons, Extra Superfine'

Dimensions

Length: 38 in

Descriptive line

Double-breasted coat of wool, Great Britain, 1815-1820

Categories

Day wear; Men's clothes; Fashion; Textiles; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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