Victorian black silk opera coat

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This spectacular Victorian black silk opera coat has hand-knotted fringes on the sleeves. The collar can be worn down, high and even as a hood. On the back center of the neckline, they are soft gathering and there are two darts, one on each back shoulders. The elaborate hand-embroidery are hand-done with gold threading along with gray cotton roping. The coat is fully lined in a taupe-ish shade of silk. The hand-knotted silk fringes measures 14 1/2" total including the knotting. The knotting measures 4 1/4". Total length is 45 1/2". The shawl collar measures 12 3/4" in height. The center back gathering on the back neck is 7 1/2" across and 1" in height. The darts on the back shoulders are 3 3/4". The collar seam to the top of embroidery seam is 16", embroidery seam to fringe is 8 1/2". fringe is 14 1/2". The sleeves are 24 1/2" from shoulder-to-hem. Back underarm-to-underarm across is 28". The two fronts measures 19 1/2" in length. The bottom of embroidery-to-the coat hem is 20 1/4".
Late 19th Century
Vintage great, The inner collar lining has wear.
Marked Size
one size (US)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
Reference Number
Fuchsia Treasures Corps
By Appointment Only
New York NY 10013
By Appointment Only
(646) 846-1981
1stdibs Dealer since 2011 Located in New York, NY
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