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Sleeveless coat with attached short shoulder cape (split at center back) and wing collar, of wool tweed, dark gray with white flecks, giving effect of pinstripes. Double breasted closure with seven gray shell buttons (one missing), metal hooks and eyes at collar. Labeled: "Au Printemps/ Paris/...

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Purchased at Ragtime (Françoise Auget) in Paris, France in March 2007; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Daria Petrilli-Eckert

French, about 1910–15

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back: 131.4 cm (51 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool twill weave, shell buttons, steel hooks and eyes


Textiles and Fashion Arts