Pina Cloth Frock Coat
Catalog #: CL014
Date range: 1860-1868
Country of origin: United States
Accession date: 3-19-2022
From the Ian McWherter Collection
The coat is a standard six piece body with four piece collar and single piece sleeves. The tapered skirt and lapel is indicative of mid - late 1860's cut. Entierly hand sewn using a fine, beige, silk thread. Coat is made from a finely woven pineapple fiber, likely produced in the Phillipines. Rear tail pockets are of a mid-weight, twilled cotton. Buttons are self covered buttons over lightweight wooden disk. Coat was likely produced within the Phillipines and brought back to the U.S. sometime in the mid-late 1860's.
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