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Woman's coat

Black silk coat, high neckline with wide collar, long full sleeves, full skirt gathered at back and overlapping at front, waist ties, tuck three inches from bottom, gold-colored silk lining, bottom edge reenforced with black ribbon, large square patch on proper right elbow


Worn by a Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by her great-granddaughter Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's redingote or redincoat

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 146.1 x 101 cm (57 1/2 x 39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts