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Made by: Best & Co.

Currently in storage

About this object

Lightweight child's coat in pink silk faille with shell buttons. Coat is designed in a mock double breasted style with a self fabric waist belt and fitted sleeve typical of the period. Coat has a square, turned down collar and turned up cuffs of the same pink faille over which a cotton collar and cuffs have been hand attached. These may have been an addition after the coat was purchased. The free-hanging lining is comprised of a layer of silk and a layer of cotton.

costume, post family
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Made from:
Silk faille -- shell buttons
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
H. 11 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 10 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 32 in. (waist circumference); H. 19 1/2 in. (waist to hem front); H. 19 1/2 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 80 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

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Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973