Officer's coat

Officer's coat
Title
Officer's coat
Date 
1775-1785
Medium 
Wool, metal, linen
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 47 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 49.5 x 120.6 cm )
Description 
Dark blue wool officer's tailcoat with 3 1/2" stand-up double collar; collar, lapels and cuffs are of yellow wool; lapels have ten 1 3/8" plain unmarked buttons down each side; gilt shoulder loops on each shoulder with bullion trim; close fitting sleeves; a pocket at each hip from the center rear to near the center front edge, each pocket has a flap with 4 blind buttonholes, with a row of 4 buttons beneath flap; 4 panels at the back of the bodice, with 2 buttons near the center at the waistline and a button on the bottom of each tail; coat and pockets lined with white linen.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Gwendolan Ella Rives
Object Number 
1972.27
Gallery Label 
This officer's coat was worn by Nicholas Fish (1758-1833), lawyer, active Federalist politician and Revolutionary War officer from New York City. He was distinguished in the Saratoga and Yorktown campaigns. He was also a member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group