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Object Name Coat
Date 1910-1925
Description Woman's calf-length coat. Made of ecru silk with panels of machine-made darned net over silk inserts. Coat is unlined. Neckline has black ribbon and red paisley cotton trim; short wide sleeves are faced at opening with red paisley cotton. Front opening with hook and eye at neckline, and two rows of decorative paisley fabric-covered buttons with black ribbon trim. Back has center panel of machine-made darned net with deep pleats; same net decoration over shoulder is accented with long tassels of knotted cotton cord. Cloth label inside neckline: "Stern Brothers / Paris New York." The Stern brothers opened their first dry goods store in Manhattan in 1867. By 1910 Stern's was the largest department store in the city; from 1911 to 1969 it occupied an elegant building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue.
(Keywords: Fashion, Early Twentieth Century)
Ownership and History
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1925
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number X94.0977
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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