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Woman's coat

French
1890s
Designed by Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–1896)


Dimensions

Center back: 76.8 cm (30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2010.986

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, trimmed with feathers, glass beads, and silk plain weave, silk damask (lining)

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s black velvet evening coat, heavily embroidered at front and back yoke with black glass beads in paisley pattern bordered by black ostrich feathers and long beaded fringe. Standing collar and cuffs trimmed with band of ruched black silk plain weave. Coat lined with purple/silver silk woven with floral pattern.

Label inside reads:
“Emile Pingat Rue Louise le Grande Paris”

Provenance

About 1890, purchased by Mrs. C. Phelps Dodge in Paris; by descent to Slocum "Cokie" Perry; 2010, gift of Perry to the MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. Lee Perry