Overall: 3 x 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 47 x 62.2 cm )
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.
Gift of Mrs. E. K. Bourne
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.