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||1870s to 1880s Antique Victorian Wool Paisley Cape SZ S/M
There was quite a fashion for converting the huge paisley shawls of the mid and late 1800s to more fitted outer garments in the 1880s - 1900s. Sometimes dolmans, sometimes coats, and more often, capes such as this one. With the pleated neckline, but narrow shoulders and cut, I am thinking this dates form either the early 1880s (sans bustle) or later, ca.1900 after the leg o’ mutton sleeve had passed. The colors are rich. The borders of the shawl were placed at the center fronts and hem for a very neat finish. The color includes the black central portion of the original shawl. The front closes with cords over buttons in black. There is no lining.
Size: Shoulders: Approx. 16”, Center Back Neck to Hem: 51”, Hem Sweep: 60”
Condition: Colors are strong, no spots or stains. There are three mends as shown, 2 are on the front edge, on is back with chiffon. There are small thin spots in the fabric, but these are of a small size that doesn’t warrant backing.
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||1920s Vintage Black Velvet & Moiré Evening Dress Coat SZ S
This lovely evening dress coat is lightweight in black velvet with a silk lining. The front panels, neck ties, cuffs and circular flounce are all in a rayon moiré. The sleeves are quite long with the added ribbon cuff, but wasn’t meant to be turned back as it is not lined and the seam would show. There are the typical 1920s back neck darts as shown. The construction on this is good, but most likely home or dressmaker made.
Size: Bust: 38”, Waist: 38”, Hips:38”, Shoulders: 14”, Sleeves: 26.5”, CB Neck to Hem: 41”, Hem Sweep: 114” Condition: Excellent with No stains, holes, or signs of wear.
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||Vintage 1940s Navy Blue Wool Carnival Crepe Beaded Jacket SZ S/MThe beading detail on this jacket is fabulous. It is a navy-blue wool crepe form the late 1940s - early 1950s. The jacket has a fitted waist, Princess line seaming, notched front closure, and a wide rounded lapel. The multiple rows of blue carnival beads are present on the upper collar and the scalloped edges of a double front peplum. The front closes with rimmed covered buttons and bound buttonholes. It is lined in navy crepe de chine.
Labels: Polly Parker Original Finished by Hand and National Recovery Board
Size: Jacket: Bust: 37”, Waist: 30”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 23.5”, CB Neck to Waist: approx. 16”, To Hem: 23.5”.
Condition: Excellent, no stains, holes. Ink mark on label.
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|Vintage 1940s Red Wool Coat with Black Velvet Collar SZ M/L
Such a practical coat. Just long enough to be warm, but will look fantastic with pants. It’s a 1940s red wool with raglan sleeves, shoulders pads and a loose, easy fit. The collar is black velvet with black braid finish. The braid is used at the pockets as well. The double-breasted front closes with black ball braid buttons. Lined in black crepe.
Label: L.S. Ayres & Co. Indianapolis
Size: Jacket: Bust: 46”, Waist: 48”, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 24”, CB Neck to Hem: 31”, Hem Sweep: 56”
Condition: Exterior is excellent. The buttons are slightly off center? There is no sign they have been moved. The lining has a stain at the center back hem as shown.