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coat 1959.51

Object Name: coat

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Hertfordshire
Date: 1730-1750

Accession Number: 1959.51
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

stone-coloured silk woven over puce silk background with formalised half-leaf pattern; lined grey twilled silk; high round neck; fronts each in one section, fastening to below waist with twelve silk thread-covered buttons and buttonholes, buttons and uncut buttonholes continuing to hem; back in two sections; skirt very flared and sewn into padded pleats at sides, open at centre back and side seams; sides caught with button at hem, pleats headed button; centre back opening trimmed uncut buttonholes; pocket, brown linen, with flap, each side of front waist, flap trimmed uncut buttonholes, buttons below; long sleeves in two sections, very wide shaped cuffs, open at outer arm, top edge trimmed uncut buttonholes

Dimensions

Type: (L : 41 in)
Height:
Width:
Depth: 41 inches