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Object Name Coat, Frock
Title Samuel Cutts Suit
Year Range from 1785
Year Range to 1790
Place of Origin Portsmouth, NH
Description 45 x 19 1/2”. Lightweight blue rep weave silk coat with three-inch collar, narrow shoulders, tight sleeves conforming to arm shape, and stitched cuff with three self-covered buttons at opening. The curved front of the coat flares outward and toward the back below the waist in the style of the period; five self-covered buttons form the front closure. The back has two curved seams which terminate at pleats with self-covered buttons at top and bottom; a center back seam ends in a 22” vent. The coat is unlined with the exception of two deep inside pockets and the chest and shoulder areas which are lined with linen canvas. Three red and two white stripes are woven into the selvage of the silk.
Accession Number 1984.34