Exquisite Victorian Velvet and Lace Jacket
This jacket is just utterly fantastic! The exterior is a fine black velvet that is cut almost box like with a slight widening as it near the hem. Each sleeve is cut with a slight curve and is cropped. Adorning the fabric are elaborate panels of lace and cord lace that is done in a glorious design that follows the vertical rows that highlight the cut of the jacket. The work in each of those row of lace and silk florettes is mind boggling! The interior is lined with a fine cream silk brocade that picks up the floral feel of the exterior lace in its design. I see just the beginnings of shattering along the edges of the lining and under one arm but at this point it is still very stable and should be left and conserved as is. A really special piece that is shockingly wearable despite the fact that it is well over 100 years old! Excellent, museum quality condition.
Fully lined in a fine cream silk brocade and has a hidden set row of hook & eye down the front to close. There is some shattering near the edges of the lining at the front, under one arm and along the neck. These are all very minor - please supersize the photos of the jackets interior to see. It is still sound and wearable as is and since I believe it is the original lining I chose to leave it as is and priced it accordingly. Hand set lining. It is a true deep black - some photos were lightened to show detail.
Shoulders: no defined seam on the exterior but they are approx 16" across inside with a slight drop cut
Bust: 19" flat across from seam to seam
Waist: 19" flat across from seam to seam
Total length: 18" from neck to hem
Note that antique and twenties pieces are final sale. They will be packed exceedingly well and we only sell pieces that will stand up to the stress of shipping, however, having pieces potentially shipped multiple times through multiple customs and countries is too hard on garments that are historically important and deserve to be treated with love and care. Please purchase accordingly.
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.