A pelisse or pelisse-coat, a kind of women's outer garment which could be made in everything from the lightest silk to heavy fur. It was worn over a gown but could look like a gown itself, especially when floor length like this garment.
1887 Culture: American Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 22 in. cm) Length at Side Seam (b): 43 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Anne L. Maxwell, in memory of her mother, Julia H. Lawrence, 1989 Accession Number: b