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Woman's coat

Woman's black velvet evening coat, heavily embroidered at front and back yoke with black glass beads in paisley pattern bordered by black ostrich feathers and long beaded fringe. Standing collar and cuffs trimmed with band of ruched black silk plain weave. Coat lined with purple/silver silk...

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About 1890, purchased by Mrs. C. Phelps Dodge in Paris; by descent to Slocum "Cokie" Perry; 2010, gift of Perry to the MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. Lee Perry

French, 1890s


Center back: 76.8 cm (30 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, trimmed with feathers, glass beads, and silk plain weave, silk damask (lining)


Textiles and Fashion Arts