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Woman's coat

Peacock blue silk velvet coat with ruched standing collar. Hem embroidered with a geometric pattern of concentric circles in clear, gold, and orange glass beads and chainstitched gold metallic yarns. Lined with blue silk plain weave, with an interior belt of brocaded silk fabric embroidered...

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By 1930, owned by Betty Shannon, Manhattan, New York; by inheritence to Harriet Moon; 1985 by inheritance to Karen McDonald, great-niece of Betty Shannon; gift of McDonald to the MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen McDonald in honor of Betty Shannon

American, 1920–25

Object Place

United States


Center back: 113 cm (44 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, embroidered with glass beads and metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts