This is a gorgeous example of the work being done early on at the turn of the century. I have put this piece as being from the 1920s but it could be earlier as well. The material is a beautiful ultra fine very tight weave fine linen that may have some silk in its mix. This is the kind of fabric that you will never see outside of vintage and it is beautiful. The jacket has soft shoulders and the sleeves are cut on a curve in the proper tailoring manner. The collar is notched and runs all the way to the low set buttons at the front. It is loose and easy through the body and it flares out slightly under the waist. A band of there same fabric are attached at the back and sides and then extend around the front. I am not sure if I have actually closed it properly so you might have to play with it or move a button to have it sit where it suits you best. The buttons are phenomenal and appear to be hand carved. Larger one sit at the front and then a series of tightly spaced smaller versions run up each cuff of the sleeves. More buttons adorn the top set pocket that sit on each hip. Each sides extends down into a point. It's quite fabulous. Excellent condition for its age but please review the notes below
At some point it was relined and is now lined in a pale gold toned silk. It is in overall amazing condition given its age. I do see tiny pinhole in the fabric here and there and shot the worst of them. There are some tiny marks here and there as well. a bit of grubbiness across the top bar. Some of the buttons show chipping. Given that this is 100 years old or more it is in truly remarkable clean crisp condition and was obviously well taken care of and stored properly. Sold as found
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from neck to shortest past of hem, 37" to the longest
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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