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Woman's coat

American
1920–25
Retailed by L.P. Hollander & Company


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: 113 cm (44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2010.984

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, embroidered with glass beads and metallic thread

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Peacock blue silk velvet coat with ruched standing collar. Hem embroidered with a geometric pattern of concentric circles in clear, gold, and orange glass beads and chainstitched gold metallic yarns. Lined with blue silk plain weave, with an interior belt of brocaded silk fabric embroidered with silk yarns in stylized floral pattern. Label: “L.P. Hollander & Co. Fifth Ave. at 46th Street New York”

Provenance

By 1930, owned by Betty Shannon, Manhattan, New York; by inheritence to Harriet Moon; 1985 by inheritance to Karen McDonald, great-niece of Betty Shannon; gift of McDonald to the MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen McDonald in honor of Betty Shannon