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Man's tail coat

Navy blue wool broadcloth cutaway jacket with tails; notched collar; double breasted; two rows of five decorative brass buttons with silver inlay in vermicular pattern with stippling, pair of similar but smaller buttons at each cuff, center back waist, and bottom of tails; body padded and lined...

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Provenance

Worn by John Osborn Sargent (1811-1891) to his wedding to Georgiana Welles (born 1818) at Trinity Church in Boston on February 17, 1854; Inherited by his daughter, Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

Man's cutaway jacket with tails

American, early 1850s

Place of Manufacture

probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

49.888

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (broadcloth); silk twill lining; silk plain weave sleeve lining; brass buttons inlaid with silver

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes