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Woman's Coat
about 1989
Original Owner:Originally owned by Elizabeth Blakelock
Clothing Maker:Made by Albert Nipon
Machine-stitched 1ool, plastic buttons, metal snap, polyester.
Primary Dimensions (center back length x width across shoulders): 44 1/4 x 17 7/8in. (112.4 x 45.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth Blakelock
Description: This double-breasted black wool coat is fully lined with black satin-woven polyester. The right side of the coat is lapped over the left . A 1/2-inch wide metal snap is placed at the top edge of the right side of the coat, securing the left side of the collar. There are six black plastic buttons at the center front of the coat, three on each side. The collar is 2 1/2 inches wide at the center back and 3 1/2 inches wide at the front points. There are two 1/2-inch deep tucks at the top of each shoulder, placed three inches apart. Princess-shaped seam lines end at the waistline, thirteen inches from the center front neckline. At the bottom of these seams, the coat fabric is gathered. The gathering reaches in 3 3/4 inches on the front of the coat and four inches on the back, from the side seams. The remainder of the coat is straight. There are shoulder pads placed between the wool and polyester lining.
Object Number: 2000.170.7
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