Monday, February 6, 2012
Most Fabulous Turn of the Century Coat Ever!
Soft bone colored wool Edwardian coat with velvet applique and gorgeous buttons. Click picture for more images. Voluminous sleeves gather at shoulders and end in velvet trimmed cuffs. Shallow V neckline picks up the velvet design of cuffs, body of coat pleated and draped, then accented with stunning enameled filigree buttons. Back has half sash at waist with more buttons. Lined in silk. Has seen better days, clearly had been stored where lower half was near moisture.....some rust/storage stains at lower 1/4 all the way around, as well as some moth holes (all pictured). Great candidate for restoration, possibly shortening, or for study. The buttons and detail alone make this one truly amazing coat!
16" shoulders, 40" bust, 46" waist, 50" hips, 43" long, 25" sleeves
*drools* Although this has those infamous big sleeves, the buttons and the overall cut suggest later. I'm putting this in the 1900's category.