Silk velvet, silk, needlepoint lace, metal buttons
Overall: 40 x 38 in. ( 101.6 x 96.5 cm )
Maroon silk velvet knee length coat with pink silk pointed lapels; sixteen metal buttons from the waist to the knee with gold cord button holes; vertical slash pockets at the hips decorated with seven lines of gold cord and twenty-one metal buttons on each side (three buttons for each row of cord), lined with pink silk; long sleeves slashed open on the inside from the elbow to wrist, interior sleeve of gold needlepoint guipures lace with a diamond and scroll design; outer sleeve decorated with metallic bows above the opening and nine metal buttons and gold cord button holes along the opening of each; coat lined with pink silk; slit up the back of coat to the waist decorated with fifteen buttons and gold cord lines on each side; each side gathered and pleated with metal buttons at the small of the back.
Gift of Edmund B. Child
embroidered: on tag: "Mme. E.S. Freising/ 127 West 41st ST./ Costumer-New York"
This coat was worn as part of a costume worn by Enrico Caruso when he performed the role of Des Grieux in "Manon Lescaut."
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