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Rare 1820's/30's Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat

Rare 1820s/30s Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat
Rare 1820s/30s Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat

Rare 1820s/30s Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat

Rare 1820s/30s Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat

Rare 1820s/30s Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat

Rare 1820s/30s Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat

Rare 1820s/30s Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat

Rare 1820s/30s Pennsylvania Boy’s Frock Coat


When I first saw this piece, straight out of a friend’s collection to her booth in New Hampshire, my heart literally skipped a beat and I felt my face go all flush!  I can’t even begin to tell you that my hands were trembling as I picked it up and said, “I’ll take it”.

This glorious young boy’s frock coat is simply fabulous. Unlined and fashioned out of a finely hand-woven, hand-dyed bittersweet cotton, this rural Pennsylvania frock coat is meticulously and painstakingly hand-sewn. In excellent condition, it still retains all but one of its 16 original steel shank brass buttons with hand-hammered design. As you can see by the photos, in addition to being used for closure, they decorate the sides of the lapels as well as punctuating the waist in the back. It even retains its original hand-woven tape at the nape of the collar used for hanging.

It measures 19 inches in length with 9 ½ inches being the skirt, and 9 inches shoulder to shoulder with a 10 ½ inch sleeve length.  The sleeves have a nicely finished wrist slit.   

Found in Lancaster County, PA , it is a simply marvelous example of rural Pennsylvania boy’s clothing.  It is a fitting piece for an advanced collection, or can be displayed as “the only but the best” piece of elusive boy’s clothing in a collection of early Pennsylvania homespun culture!

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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