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Tailcoat (replica)

Object Number: 
INV.11363
Date: 
1875-1910
Medium: 
Wool, linen, cotton, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 34 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 41.9 x 87 cm )
Marks: 
cast: on face of each button: "T H (?)" stamped: reverse of each button: "*JENNENS & CO.* / LONDON" embroidered: in metal thread, on tail insignia: "WORCESTER MILITIA"
Description: 
Red wool replica of 1810-1815 British officer's double-breasted tailcoat, with 2 1/8" closed stand-up collar (3 sets hooks and eyes), collar covered with silver colored gilt trim, lined with black silk; metal attachments at the shoulders for epaulettes, 5 sets of double buttons down one side (opposite side missing buttons), closed false cuff sleeves with 4 buttons against gilt ground, false cuffs lined with black silk, 3 panels across the back of the bodice, with 2 buttons near the center at the waistline, insignia at the bottom of each tail with a crown at the top of wreath of oak leaves with a structure at the center on red ground; all buttons silver colored, cast with a crown with "T H (?)" beneath; bodice lined with cotton, breast lightly padded and quilted, waistband lined with red leather with metal clasp buckle at the center front, tails lined with white wool felt with a pocket on each tail near the waistline.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore, 1933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group