From the seller:
DATING TO THE 1820’S
FASHIONED OF A CREME BENGALINE WITH A BLUE PINSTRIPE
STRIPING IS ON THE DIAGONAL
FABRIC COVERED BONE BUTTONS CLOSE THE FRONT
THICK COLLAR AROUND THE TOP
REAR IN LINEN WITH STITCHED GROMMET HOLES FOR LACING CLOSED
THERE IS SOME BROWN AGE COLOR SEEN TO THE REAR BACKING, SMALL AGE COLOR TO THE FRONT, THE FABRIC COVERING THE BUTTONS IS HEAVILY FRAYED WITH BONE SHOWING THROUGH. THERE IS A SMALL FRAY ON THE SIDE SHOULDER AS PICTURED
THERE IS SOME HEAVY STAINING SEEN ON THE INSIDE WITH SOME SMALL FRAY ON THE INNER COLLAR AND ON EACH SHOULDER
STRONG AND WEARABLE, A GREAT EARLY PIECE
MEASUREMENTS IN INCHES:
This style was so popular for so long, it's hard to tell when exactly. However, I agree with the seller - most likely late 1820's.
|1828 Fashion plate|
What I find so unique about this one is the back. Rather than a buckle, there are eyelets to use a ribbon to tie it back and make it form fitting. Very cool! And it's probably a lot more doable for many of us to just make eyelets than it is to find a small buckle!