Friday, March 2, 2012

1860's Lace Jacket

From the seller:

Hand Made Antique Civil War Era Black Silk French Chantilly Lace Pagoda Sleeve Jacket

This jacket dates to the Civil War era and is fashioned fully of black silk French Chantilly lace with a rich floral pattern fully filling in the fine net ground. The sleeves are cut with a bell pagoda shape, edges of the whole piece are is scallops following the floral patterns. The piece is hand fashioned. The neckline has a thumbprint stain of light brown, I personally would give it a touch with a black pen. There are four unseen pinhead openings that must be hunted for, there is a thumbprint hole as pictured high on the right hand side which I personally would give a neat stitching to resolve, the condition is otherwise excellent, fully strong and wearable, and has a wonderful great flared shape with the lace scallops accentuating the rear seams. Measures 38 inches around the bust, 26 inches around the waist, and a rear center length measuring 32 inches.

Vintage clothing is described to its best and sold as found…and described as accurately as possible. The items HAVE NOT been cleaned and should be cleaned prior to wearing at the discretion of the buyer. Often for proper fit, hang, and wear ability, pieces will need to be altered and/or adding a hook or snap here or there, with a seam closure or strengthening needed. Vintage clothing is most often worn previously, and if old stock, often has slight imperfections from storage, a hint of color or odor.

From Me:

Imagine this over a nice simple but bright apple red dress.

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