Friday, April 24, 2015

1890's Black and White Jacket

From the seller:

CIRCA l;ate 1800's-1900, a luxurious silk and wool jacket with a wide collar ,pockets and cuffs all heavily embroidered with beadwork flowers. Stern Brothers opened in 1867 and was one of the most fashionable shops in New York. They carried the best of French and European fashions and replaced many of the labels with their own label.This jacket is beautifully made , the silk is luminous, the embroidery very fine.All the edges of the jacket are embellished with further embroidery at the back of the jacket.The jacket does not seem as if it was worn muuch at all.

Item Measurements:

Apprx. almost 28" long,

shoulder to shoulder apprx. 12"

around collar 16-17"

18" across chest

apprx.8" across armhole

Item condition:

In very good condition.there is some wear at the back of the plain part of collarone small stain on front.a few missing beads,MINOR and a few tiny loose metallic threads.Jacket needs to be cleaned .All items we list need to be cleaned.

From Me:

1897, image taken from

Rather than a zig zag front like in the Fashion plate above, the extant has a turned back collar. However, the length and overall shaping look to be about the same.

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