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COAT FROM BOYAR COSTUME

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COAT FROM BOYAR COSTUME

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Costume worn by Admiral Nikolai Volov, adjutant to Grand Duke Aleksei Aleksandrovich, brother of Alexander III, at 1903 Boyar Ball. Consists of coat, pants, shirt, sash, boots, hat and gloves. Coat is made of silver lame and ivory silk brocade with a celadon silk velvet high collar tapering to an open front. The collar is embroidered with scrolled faux pearls with rhinestone accents. It is buttoned across the front with five frog closures with extended silver braid ending in tassels. The coat has covered silken braid ball buttons. The neckline, front and opening of the skirt and hem are edged with silver fabric tape and the split side seams are edged with the same. There are small buttoned frogs to match closures ending in tassels. The right pocket is slit in the front of the right side seam to facilitate reaching the trouser pocket. The coat is lined with ivory silk taffeta. The sleeves are long and gathered to the wrist and are edged with silver tape and three chased gold/silver buttons.

Category:
costume, national
Object name:
COAT FROM BOYAR COSTUME
Made from:
Brocade -- pearls -- braid -- taffeta -- silk -- leather -- brass -- satin
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1902-1903
Size:
109.2 cm (43 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
47.39.1
Class:
COSTUME
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Gift of Lacey Greer, 1995