1750 - 1800
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Ham House, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
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A coat, once part of a boy's suit and related to a waiscoat and breeches in the same fabric. The coat is made of cream satin with a pink silk trim, slightly ruched and cut with pinking scissors along both edges, lined with cream coloured linen. Full length, long sleeved, with a fitted upper half and gathered fuller skirt. The coat is fastened with 7 metal hooks and eyes. On the left hand side of the waist is a scabbard for a knife or dagger, 150 mm long. In the right hand side seam there is a blind opening for a large pocket.