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Object Name: Officer's dress coat
Date: 1892
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Medium: Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 x 23 x 39 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 58.4 x 99.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Dark blue (black?) wool Naval commander's double-breasted dress coat with double collar; attachments on the shoulders for straps; 9 buttons down each side of the front, buttons cast with eagle perched on an anchor encircled by stars; closed sleeves (no cuffs) with 4 bands of gilt lacing around each wrist with a star above the lacing; 4 panels across the back of the bodice, with 2 buttons near the center at the waistline, a button at the bottom of each side of split skirt; coat lined with dark green silk, horizontal slit pocket at the left breast; sleeves lined with white silk.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John Jay Ide
Object Number: 1967.25a
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Marks: stamped: reverse of each button: "SAMl. STARKEY / SAVILE ROW" printed: on maker's label, inside breast pocket: "RICE, DUVAL & LUCKEY, / 231 BROADWAY, NEW YORK" handwritten: on maker's label inside breast pocket: "Comdr. George E. Ide USN / Sept. '92"

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This dress coat was worn by Naval commander George Elmore Ide when he served from 1891-1899. The Society also owns other pieces to this uniform, as well as other of his uniforms.