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Dress coat

Object Number: 
1948.79
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
overall:: 35 1/2 x 20 in. ( 90.2 x 50.8 cm )
Description: 
White linen summer dress coat (tailcoat) with a small rolled collar notched to join the lapels; single-breasted with a double row of five linen covered buttons; long sleeves with two buttons at the cuff; "cut away" at the waist with single pleated coat-tails at the back.
Gallery Label: 
This dress coat belonged to Robert Hilton Arlenburgh, grandfather of the donor, who lived between 68th and 69th Streets, east of the present-day West End Avenue, from 1852 to 1870.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Lewis Bassett Moore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group