1950s Cafe au Lait Mink & Embroidered Ribbon Sweater

This wonderful little cardigan is a true find. It is in fantastic shape and has beautiful detailing. You often see these with a bit of front beading on them or some other type of decoration but this one has both a pretty and soft fur collar and stunning panels of embroidered silk ribbon. The ribbon depicts fantastical scenes and I feel that it may be from an earlier era - the workmanship and detailing are too fine for even the fifties. Parts of the horse design are even padded at the back to give the design a 3D element. I love the classic fifties styling with its cropped cut and loose fit through the body. The knit feels like a high grade wool and cashmere mix and it is even lined in a fine silk chiffon as well. It is such a charming piece and a great way to work a fabulous piece of the past into your wardrobe. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a taupe silk that is hand placed with a wide grosgrain ribbon to finish the back panel , and interior sleeve ends. It closes at the front with hidden set hook and eye. The collar is in excellent condition and its only flaw is a slight discoloration to the interior lining near the upper back - which of course does not show when on.

Sleeves: 16"
Shoulders: 18"
Bust: 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S703

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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