Man's greatcoat and detachable cape

American
1840–60


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Coat: 122 x 71cm (48 1/16 x 27 15/16in.); cape: 61 x 90cm (24 x 35 7/16in.)

Accession Number

53.2148a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool twill (broadcloth) with silk velvet

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s black wool broadcloth coat with detachable cape: (a) coat tapers to waisline; full skirt, open down front and pleated in back; double breasted and arranged to button either right or left with buttoning tabs designed to fasten over front closing; wide turned-over standing collar with rather broad rounded lapels; collar, lapels, upper fronts and buttoning tabs are lined with fine black velvet; (b) full circular-cut cape buttoning in place under coat collar.

Provenance

Worn by Samuel Smith Learned. Gift to the MFA, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. H. Bigelow Emerson