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1907-1909 red cloth outfit (1947.2507)

Object Name: suit

Date: 1907-1909

Accession Number: 1947.2507
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • silk
Support
 
Technique
  • moiré
Description

Red cloth "Newmarket" style outfit trimmed with black watered silk, coat lined with cream silk.
Coat: fronts each in two sections with dart for bust each side, curving away below waist and with black watered silk turn-down collar and revers, with three black silk-covered buttons down each side; narrow additional centre front section each side imitating waistcoat, edges piped black silk and with nine black silk-covered buttons each side, fastening to v-neck with hooks and eyes; padded bust; pocket above waist inside left front; back in six sections, flared below waist, centre back vent, pleated below button at waist; long sleeves in two sections with turnback black watered silk cuffs and six buttons above at outer arm.

Skirt in 3 flared sections, slightly gathered at sides, fastening to left at waist with hook and eye and press fasteners.

Dimensions

Type: Jacket
Height: 94 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Skirt
Height: 100
Width:
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Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 60
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 300
Depth: