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This tailcoat of fine beige woollen cloth is unusual because the tailcoat belonged to elegant men’s evening attire during the second half of the 19th century and was normally black. The frock coat and the more fashionable jacket had asserted themselves during the day. This tailcoat is buttoned, double-breasted and cut straight in front. Its front sections are turned over into elongated lapels lined in cream coloured satin. The tails set into the waist are knee-length and likewise straight.

Details

  • Title: Men's Summer Tailcoat
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1850 - 1860
  • Stylistic point of origin: England
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Provenance: 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1984 Auction, London, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Length: Fl. 53 cm, bl. 99 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Type: Tailcoat
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Woollen cloth, silk satin

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