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".

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Brand
    Unknown
  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Condition
    Vintage great, The inner collar lining has wear.
  • Marked Size
    one size (US)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    AU111020247188
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2011

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Located in New York, NY

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