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Woman's jacket

about 1880

Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front: 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.) Center back (to waist): 35.6 cm (14 in.) Center back (to center of peplum): 73.7 cm (29 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk embroidery, silk pain weave lining, applied silk braid and glass beads or piettes

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A black satin jacket with high standing collar, hooked down center front, fitted snugly at waist, and flaring below waist, short peplum center back above skirt opening, cut to adapt the style of an 18th century man’s coat with deep pocket flaps, deep turned back cuffs on long sleeves, sleeves full and puffed at shoulder seam; black satin embroidered with yellow and green silks in all-over spray of four petalled blossom, folds of yellow satin under edges of black satin in center front to suggest waistcoat, cuffs of yellow satin, all edges embroidered with black silk braid and yellow piettes in highly stylized floral design.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb