Mary King Scrimgeour's collarless coat, Lewiston, ca. 1900

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Description

A full length red wool coat, with full sleeves and a short standing velvet collar evoking a collarless effect. Decorative applied silk cord scrolls, also known as soutache, appear at the front yoke, across the back shoulders, and at the cuffs. Three silk covered buttons with a crocheted lace overlay compliment the scroll-work. The inside of the coat is fully lined in cream silk, with lace finished edges. The coat is associated with Mary A. (King) Scrimgeour of Lewiston.


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