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Woman's coat

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Woman's opera coat fashioned out of an orange wool paisley shawl, with black velvet turn-back cuffs and a large falling collar, black silk satin lining, two black tassels under each sleeve, two black frog closures at center front, and rhinestone prisms on each sleeve. Labeled: "Puddington Boston...

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Provenance

1909-1911, owned by Dr. Helen Louise Smith Story, who boarded at the home of the dressmaker, Ella M. Puddington, 5 Berwick Place, Boston; with Mrs. Helen P. Poole; by inheritance to the donor; 2007, gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Virginia P. Lee and Mrs. Helen P. Poole

American, 1910–20

Object Place

Boston, Ma

Dimensions

Center back: 115.6 cm (45 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.965

Medium or Technique

Jacquard-woven wool, silk velvet, silk cording, soda glass buttons, and silk satin lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes