Woman's coat

American
1910–20
Labeled Puddington, Designed by Ella M. Puddington (American)


Object Place: Boston, Ma

Dimensions

Center back: 115.6 cm (45 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.965

Medium or Technique

Jacquard-woven wool, silk velvet, silk cording, soda glass buttons, and silk satin lining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s opera coat fashioned out of an orange wool paisley shawl, with black velvet turn-back cuffs and a large falling collar, black silk satin lining, two black tassels under each sleeve, two black frog closures at center front, and rhinestone prisms on each sleeve. Labeled: “Puddington Boston Mass”

Provenance

1909-1911, owned by Dr. Helen Louise Smith Story, who boarded at the home of the dressmaker, Ella M. Puddington, 5 Berwick Place, Boston; with Mrs. Helen P. Poole; by inheritance to the donor; 2007, gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Virginia P. Lee and Mrs. Helen P. Poole