This double-breasted outer coat, c. 1900, is made of Melton wool that has been dyed deep royal blue. The outside of the coat is decorated with black cotton passementerie braid at the front lapels, around the collar edge, down center front, around the hem to the back. Center back has a large motif as well as do the lower edges of sleeve hems. There are two hand finished button holes 1 1/4" wide with a set of four mother of pearl buttons (one is missing) that close the double breast.
Riding Ensemble. Date: ca. 1896. Culture: American. Medium: wool, silk, cotton, leather. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 33 in. (83.8 cm). Length at CB (b): 22 in. (55.9 cm). Length at CB (c): 39 in. (99.1 cm). Length at CB (d): 35 in. (88.9 cm). Length at CB (e): 39 in. (99.1 cm). (f, g): 8 x 20 in. (20.3 x 50.8 cm).
1885 ___ Jacket __ designer: Emile Pingat of House of Pingat ___ "Dolman-sleeved jacket of cream silk voided velvet with a design of ostrich feathers, trimmed at the neck and front, cuffs and hems with white artic fox and a silk chenille fringe. Lined with machine-quilted satin." ___ orgin: Paris, France ___ at The V-A Museum ___ photo 1