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India mull sleeveless coat

English, made for use in Java
About 1820
Sophia Lyle Abbot (English, about 1820)

Object Place: England


132 cm (51 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mull, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Made for use in Java. India mull sleeveless coat, cut with straight fronts, and pleats hanging from waist in the back, front and bottom embroidered with scallops and flowering vine, in satin stitch and drawn work, similar flowers and scallops edge arm holes. Worked by Mrs. Sophia Lyle Abbot, great-grandmother of the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emily Douglas Furness