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Boy's coat, brown voided velvet

1800-1840
Origin: England
OL: 28"; shoulder width: 8 1/2"; chest approx. 26"
Silk cut and voided velvet; silk satin lining; thread buttons; brown cotton sleeve lining; cotton interfacing; cotton batting/padding in chest; velvet sewn with white linen and brown linen; lining sewn with white 3-ply cotton. Fibers confirmed by microscope, L. Baumgarten & F. Carr, 7/1998.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1991-443
Coat for a small boy of brown cut velvet, with tiny diamonds or floral springs in green and yellow in voided areas. Coat has 1 3/4" standing collar. Chest of coat is padded with cotton batting. Coat sharply cutaway at fronts, curving back into tails; front has 6 thread buttons (no buttonholes). Long sleeves slightly gathered at top, ending in 3 1/2" cuffs; each cuff trimmed with three buttons sewn just beneath each point of flaps. Back of coat has skirt vent reaching almost to waist, flanked closely by pleats trimmed with two buttons each. Cream or very pale green silk satin lining; tabby cotton sleeve linings.