Wool, linen, metal
Overall: 3 x 19 x 43 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 48.3 x 110.5 cm )
Dark blue wool single-breasted regimental Lieutenant's (?) tailcoat with red stand-up double collar, lapels and open cuffs (1 button fastener); 4 sets of hooks and eyes along the chest, 10 plain double-gilt buttons along each lapel, 4 buttons around each 2 1/2" cuff above blind buttonholes on close fitted sleeves; 4 panels at the back of the bodice, with 2 buttons near the center at the waistline, pockets with flaps at the top of each tail near the hip with 3 buttons beneath, a button at the bottom of each tail; coat lined with white linen, an interior slit pocket (horizontal) at the top of each tail, blue wool felt hearts at the 4 bottom corners of the tails, with hooks and eyes to keep the corners folded back.
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
stamped: reverse of lapel buttons: "DOUBLE GILT"
handwritten: inside left breast: "(illeg.) Houston (?)"
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