Men's coat and waistcoat

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1780

GUSN

GUSN-35679

Description

Men's red wool coat lined with red silk. Turnover collar, no revers. Nine metal buttons with two working buttonholes (other holes are false.). Coat has two pockets with pointed flaps. Simple cuffs with lace ruffles at wrist (added later). Single breasted waistcoat [b] of red wool lined with red silk. Wool back panel with vents at sides and back. Twelve metal buttons and twelve working buttonholes. Waistcoat has two pockets with pointed flaps.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coats (garments)
waistcoats (garments)
ensembles (costume)
cloth
stitching
linen (material)
silk (textile)
twill
wool (textile)
weddings
Men's clothing
Silk
Linen
Wool
Twill
Hand Stitched
Wedding
Ensemble

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": After serving as a captain in the Revolutionary War, Thomas Warland became a successful tailor in Cambridge. In 1782 he married Elizabeth Bell of Boston in this coat, which he most likely made himself.

Additional Identification Number

1933.488A-B

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Spaulding

Accession Number

1933.488AB

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