Thursday, May 21, 2015
1740's Caraco Jacket
From the seller:
Circa 19THC. floral silk brocade bodice..possibly remade and lined at a later date.The design on the silk is quite beautiful.
Apprx. 24" from shoulder
apprx. 8" across armhole
19" across chest.15-16" across waistline
In very good strong condition,One tiny minute spot is all I see..All items we list need to be cleaned.
This was clearly in the midsts of being remade when someone gave up. There is enough details left though to show this was originally from about the 1740's. Here's another jacket with similar sleeves. And another over at Mara Riley's site. And, of course, the Snowshill Manor one (made famous by Janet Arnold).