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Object Name Coat
Date 1800-1820
Description Man's overcoat. Handsewn of golden tan wool with green wool and linen blend partial lining. Double breasted, with 2 rows of 6 brass buttons; the top button in each row has engraved flowers. Round neckline with high standing collar. Long sleeves with turned back cuffs. Slightly flared skirt. Two wide flap pockets curving around hips. Long length (below knee). Back of coat has center seam and 2 curving side seams that open at waist in reinforced box pleats.
(Keywords: Fashion, Greatcoat, Overcoat, Early American, New York)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Acquired from the estate of Mary Frances Prall Decker (1884-1980). Mrs. Decker lived all her life in New Springville, Staten Island. She was a descendent of the Prall and Hillyer families, who first settled in the community in the 1600s.
Earliest Date 1800
Latest Date 1820
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Decker, Mary Frances (Prall)
Catalog Number 82.076.0048
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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