Man's double-breasted black wool cloth tailcoat with M-notched fall collar; wide, angled lapels; five bound buttonholes at each lapel; center front closure does not meet when worn; three round black plastic buttons [later addition] on proper right side applied to buttonholes; five black silk floral voided velvet-covered round buttons on proper left side of center front opening; single voided velvet-covered button on proper right breast, below lapel [four buttons missing]; long, set-in sleeves cut in two pieces, eased in at top; four inch slit opening at cuff with three small voided velvet-covered buttons [one missing proper right, three missing proper left] and bound buttonholes; waist seam with three-quarter inch peplum extending at an angle towards tails in back; angled shoulder seams set far in back; princess seams and center back seam; waist seam; covered button above two pleats in tails; slit pocket in each pleat; covered button at lower edge of each pleat; CB slit; black silk lining padded and decoratively quilted at sides of back and tails; sleeves lined in white cotton with red woven pinstripe.
Label: none
Date: c. 1850


  • Title: Cutaway Coat, Inside Out, Detail
  • Date Created: 1848/1852
  • Location Created: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: CB: 40 3⁄8″
  • Provenance: Gift of Loren Tripp
  • Type: Coat
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Wool broadcloth, silk twill & cotton ticking

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