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Man's greatcoat and detachable cape

Man's black wool broadcloth coat with detachable cape: (a) coat tapers to waisline; full skirt, open down front and pleated in back; double breasted and arranged to button either right or left with buttoning tabs designed to fasten over front closing; wide turned-over standing collar with rather...

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Worn by Samuel Smith Learned. Gift to the MFA, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. H. Bigelow Emerson

American, 1840–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Coat: 122 x 71cm (48 1/16 x 27 15/16in.); cape: 61 x 90cm (24 x 35 7/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool twill (broadcloth) with silk velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts