Overall: 3 1/2 x 19 x 43 in. ( 8.9 x 48.3 x 109.2 cm )
stamped: reverse of breast and tail buttons: "H. V. ALLIEN & CO. / N. Y. & LONDON"
stamped: reverse of cuff buttons: "H. V. ALLIEN & CO."
Black wool single-breasted artillery tailcoat (reproduction of 1812) with 2 1/2" open stand-up collar, with shield-breasted eagle above "1812" on each side near the throat, olive branches extending toward the shoulders, all embroidered with metal thread; 10 buttons down the front; open sleeves (no cuffs) with 4 buttons; 4 panels at the back of the bodice, with 2 buttons near the center at the waistline, false pockets on the tails, with 3 buttons on each false flap, a button two-thirds the way down each tail, shell and flame artillery insignia at the bottom of each tail; all buttons cast with eagle perched on a cannon; lined with off-white satin; each tail has an interior vertical slit pocket near the waistline.
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
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