Paletot coat, Anonymous, c. 1898 - c. 1899

Paletot coat, Anonymous, c. 1898 - c. 1899

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In the second half of the 19th century short and calf-length tailored sleeved coats were often known by the French term paletot. The decoration on this paletot consists of an appliqué braid with jet beads, a semiprecious mineral. The stylised scrolling follows the flowing lines of Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) that emerged in the late 19th century.

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