Boy's jacket

Object Number: 
1938.306a
Date: 
Ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 47 x 62.2 cm )
Description: 
Dark brown (once black) silk boy's jacket with 3 sets of hooks and eyes at the chest, 2 rows of tucks over the shoulders at the shoulder seams above balloon sleeves, narrow cuffs, flared skirt, 2 arcs of metal buttons at the chest, lined with white silk on the bodice, black silk on the skirt.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this jacket is part of a suit worn ca. 1830 by a boy who lived in Westchester County, and was related to the Alexander Smith family, "of carpet fame."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. K. Bourne
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group