Object Title

Buff coat

Buff coat



Object Number



From the Armoury at Littlecote House. Purchased 15/11/1985.

Physical Description

The body is made of four panels, each with a very deep, flaring skirt. The front edges are pierced with twenty-one eyelet holes at either side in which a single modern lace is threaded. The vertical edges of the skirt are bordered with white bias binding. The right front skirt has a rectangular cut-away at the top, and the remains of a cloth eye at the top which engaged an iron two-eyed hook sewn to the waist. At the neck is a low, standing collar, made of two pieces and fastened at the front with a cloth loop at the left and a cloth covered button at the right. Each sleeve is full length, and made of two pieces. At the front of each cuff is a short opening, with an eyelet hole at either side. The buff leather is stained bright yellow ochre. The buff leather has the following thicknesses: Collar 4.7-5 mm Right front top 3.8 mm bottom centre 6.8 mm bottom outside 4.6 mm Left front top 4.6 mm bottom centre 6.5 mm bottom outside 3.5 mm Rear top 2.2 mm Right rear bottom centre 8.2 mm bottom outside 2.8 mm Left rear bottom centre 7.3 mm bottom outside 3.5 mm Right sleeve outside 5.4 mm inside 4.1 mm Left sleeve outside 4.0 mm inside 2.5 mm


Dimensions: Height 114.0 cm ( 45.0 in ) width at armpit 54.0 cm ( 21.3 in ) width at hem 122.0 cm ( 48.2 in ) width of right skirt 74.0 cm ( 29.2 in ) width of left skirt 67.0 cm ( 26.4 in) sleeve, outside length 63.0 cm ( 24.9 in ) Weight: 8.5 kg ( 18 lb 10 oz )

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Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The contents of Littlecote House, vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 108.