Boy's jacket

Boy's jacket
Title
Boy's jacket
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. E. K. Bourne
Object Number 
1938.306a
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group