Saturday, May 27, 2017

Late Edwardian Coat


From the seller:

Couture quality Belle Epoque late 19thc silk and velvet beaded and spangled long coat. Decorated bolero across the top of coat that is beaded in bow designs with sparkling metal spangles and paste metal buttons. The silk taffeta in the body of coat alternates with silk velvet strips. High lace trimmed neckline, closes in front with hook and eye, knife pleat chiffon on interior edge, lined in cream colored satin, bell shaped sleeves . No labels but probaly a  French couture item. In very good antique condition but no perfect. With wear and breaks to lining at back of neck and armholes, missing spangles at top of coat, otherwise very good.   Chest 34", length 49", sleeves 23", shoulder to shoulder at the back is 14".

From Me:
1906 Fashion Plate
1908 Liberty of London Fashion Plate


I believe the coat is about the same time as these two or even a little later. The lines of the extant coat are almost to the "teens" era style with the more fitted waist but this one still has the high neck which was more fashionable still in the Edwardian era. So, most likely, it's a transition piece.

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