Coat

1815-1820 (made)
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On display at V&A South Kensington
Fashion, Room 40
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Place Of Origin

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.


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Materials and Techniques
Wool, lined with wool, brass, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Double-breasted coat of wool, Great Britain, 1815-1820
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 38in
Marks and Inscriptions
'Hammond Turner & Sons, Extra Superfine' (Stamped behind the brass buttons)
Credit line
Given by Lady Osborn
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.118-1953

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record createdMarch 1, 2003
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