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Tailcoat

Object Number: 
1950.325a
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 19 x 37 1/2 in. ( 8.9 x 48.3 x 95.2 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on maker's label inside breast pocket: "RICE & DUVAL / 231 BROADWAY, NEW YORK." handwritten: on maker's label inside breast pocket: "N. C. E. J. Sadler, USN / Jany. / 99" stamped: reverse of bodice buttons: "HENRY V. ALLIEN & Co. / NEW YORK"
Description: 
Dark blue or black wool Naval officer's tailcoat, with double collar and lapels, lapels have 4 buttonholes down the front, all blind but the upper left; 3 buttons on each side at the stomach; closed cuff sleeves have a band of gilt lace around the wrists with a metal 5-pointed star above; 4 panels at the back of the bodice with 2 buttons near the center at the waistline, a button at the bottom of each tail; all buttons cast with spread eagle clutching an anchor in its talons encircled with stars; lined with black silk, horizontal slit pocket at the left breast, sleeves lined with white silk.
Gallery Label: 
This Naval officer's dress coat was worn by E. J. Sadler. The Society also owns the other pieces to this uniform.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Irving Levy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group