Top coat w/velvet collar, immitation buttunier
Wool, silk, velvet, bone
Overall: 44 1/2 x 22 x 4 in. ( 113 x 55.9 x 10.2 cm )
printed and written: on the maker's label: "J. HOARE & CO./ 16 JERMYN ST, LONDON, S. W./ 03 No. 221/ G. W. Rives Esq."
Grey three-quaters length, double-breasted, wool evening coat with a fitted body and full skirt with a slit up the back to the waist; two flap pockets at the hips lined with ochre velvet, one pocket at the breast; black velvet trimmed pointed collar split into the wool lapel; immitation red and white bouttunier pinned to the collar; two rows of four black horn buttons up the front; lined with black silk; maker's label sewn into the interior breast pocket.
This evening coat belonged to Reginald W. Rives, Esq.
Gift of Reginald W. Rives
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