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Call #:
1925.11.1A
Title:
Man's coat or frock coat
Collection type:
Costume
Author/Creator :
  • maker not researched
  • Date:
    ca. 1795
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Main Garments; Coat, Frock
    Materials:
    wool plain weave
    metal buttons
    wool twill
    linen plain weave
    Place of production/origin:
    United States,
    Description:
    Green broadcloth wool coat with tall stand-and-fall collar and pointed top lapel has double-breasted front with 14 brass engraved buttons. Flap pockets both sides. Tight-fitting shaped two-piece sleeves end in slit cuff that closes with a plain brass button. Long tails with full pleats, two brass buttons at top, and at lower hem of pleats. Coat lined in glazed blue wool twill. Some moth and wear damage to left tail lining.
    Dimensions:
    Height:45 in x Width:18 in
    Notes/Special Measurements:18 bust width...27.5 sleeves
    Research Notes:
    Called a "Freedom Suit" and traditionally given to a man upon his 21st birthday. This suit descended in the Wickes Family.
    Provenance:
    Gift of Mr. Irons , 1925-12-31
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