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Her Majesty's Indian Naval uniform: pattern 1828


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Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Indian Navy
Provenance: Oliver, Miss

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Object ID UNI0151
Description Full dress coat worn by Commodore Robert Oliver (1783–1848), of the Indian Navy. This double-breasted tailcoat is the 1828 regulation pattern, although it was made in 1837, and reflects the fashionable cut of men’s clothes for the late 1820s. The sleeves feature a puffed shoulder and terminate in a mariner’s cuff edged with gold lace. The cuff also features two rows of distinction lace; it should be noted that the top band of lace is missing on the right cuff. The chest and shoulders have been padded to give a rounded effect, with the wadding held in place with rows of running stitch. The back of the coat features two three-point faux pocket flaps, as the pocket bags are accessed through the tails. The tails are lined with white wool. The hip buttons are outlined with padded gold lace.
Date made 1837

Artist/Maker Maynard & Harris
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wool; cotton; silk; tweed; buckram; linen; brass; gold alloy
Measurements Overall: 978 x 972 mm
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