Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1870's Black Jacket

From the seller:

Somber lightweight wool challis coat with satin bands, probably a mourning item. In the neo-colonial style of c.1870, with wide cuffs and satin arrow edged bands at the cuffs and rear pockets. The functional pockets are interestingly placed, at the back of the coat. There is a seven button hidden placket to fasten, narrow collar. It's lined with black cotton, the collar with brown cotton, and it is entirely hand stitched.
It measures 36" around at the bust, 34" at the waist, it's 33" long in back from the collar seam to the edge. It's 12 3/4" between the shoulder seams in back.

In good to very good condition, with maybe a half dozen small holes scattered around, a few areas of color loss. The lining has some places with minor color loss, a few areas of wear along the bottom edge.

From Me:

I apologize for not posting over the past few days. Things at work are very hectic and my posting at home is also limited since I *should* be studying for my exam.

This jacket is most likely from the 1870's given the natural waistline (not 1860's) and the room in the back for a bustle.

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