Coat & Breeches

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1876

GUSN

GUSN-13144

Description

Coat A: Brown velvet; cut away waist, standing band collar; 7 pairs large buttons along front; 2 pockets with pointed flaps; cuffed sleeves with 6 small brass buttons; back-tails; single breasted; white lining. Breeches B: Brown velvet; 5 button front with placket; separate waistband with one buttonhole and 6 wooden buttons; buckle and strap closure; 6 small brass buttons at leg opening; one pocket = coin pocket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

suits (main garments)
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
cotton (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
weddings
Men's clothing
Velvet
Cotton
Hand Stitched
Wedding
SUIT

Inscription

Handwritten note sewn on front: ""#16 Wedding suit worn by Dr. Elisha Storey - Nov. 29, 1778, married to Mahitable Pedrick daughter of Mayor Pedrick of Marblehead - He was one the men who threw tea over in Boston Harbor.""

Additional Identification Number

1988.152A-B

Related Items

Title WAISTCOAT Accession Number 1988.152C

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1988.152AB