Officer's dress coat

Object Number: 
Z.2864
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Wool, linen, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 25 x 33 in. ( 8.9 x 63.5 x 83.8 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on tag attached to coat: "ZOOKS / & / CAPT. / WAYNES / UNIFORMS" cast: bottom of each button face: "EXCELSIOR" cast: reverse of each button: "SCOVILLS & CO. / WATERBURY"
Description: 
Dark blue wool double-breasted militia officer's dress coat; 1 3/4" stand-up collar lined with dark blue velvet (1 hook and eye); one buttonhole on each shoulder near the collar and a shoulder strap at the outer edge of the shoulder to secure epaulettes, at outer edge at the front of each shoulder beneath epaulette area there are 4 loops, and at the back of the shoulder beneath the epaulette area there are 2 loops, to apply (probably by sewing) decorations (buttons?); 7 buttons down each side of the front of the bodice, open false cuffs on the sleeves each with 3 buttons; 4 panels at the back of the bodice, with 2 buttons at the waistline and 1 button securing split skirt together; the fabric along the interior of the lapels are finished with pinking; bodice and sleeves lined with white linen, breast thickly padded and lightly quilted, skirt lined with dark green silk; all buttons cast with an eagle above a quadrant shield surrounded with stars, with "EXCELSIOR" below.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group