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Top coat: brown w/plaid lining

Object Number: 
1951.518
Date: 
1800-1805
Medium: 
Wool, silk, velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 57 x 19 x 3 in. ( 144.8 x 48.3 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Brown wool double-breasted evening coat with a fitted body and long, slender, ankle-length skirt, split from base to waist up the back; split tab, pointed collar with brown velvet trim falls into narrow lapel; two rows of five horn buttons up the front; flap pocket on the breast and two flap pockets at the waist; tab and horn button closure at the knees; lined with brown silk and brown, red and orange plaid wool.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this evening coat was worn by Chancellor Robert R. Livingston while he was ambassador to France, 1801-1804.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group