Here is a sampling of coats, mostly from the Victoria & Albert museum collection. Note the variety of collar options!
|French Tailcoat c.1800|
High Turndown Collar & Wide Revers/Lapels
|Hunting Coat c.1815|
Wide Self Fabric Collar with "M" Shape
|Velvet Collar with Peak Lapel|
|Self Fabric Collar c.1815|
|Detail of "Thrush's Tongue" or "Lark's Tongue" Collar from above coat|
Searching museum collections online is relatively new for me - I've only spent a little time looking at the V&A, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a couple others. If you have a favorite collection or search method, please share!