Stunning 1940s Black Silk Crepe Top w Extensive Hand Embroidered Neckline & Sleeves

This is a stunning 1940s black crepe top that is a little unusual because it has long sleeves. The vast majority of tops you find from this time period are short sleeves because they were meant to be worn under a jacket. This one is made out of a black silk crepe and has a wonderful metallic and non-metallic thread embroidered detailing that is quite extensive. The cut of the top is simple and sleek, with a straight cut through the body with just a hint of shape at the waist. The sleeves are long and end in a snapped cuff. The embroidery work is exceptional and you can clearly see the hand work on the back of the fabric. The pattern is done with a combination of a muted gold metal thread mixed with non metallic natural coloured thread and then little pops of green and red. The design is done in a bib feeling design down the front. It then runs over each shoulder and down each sleeve. At the back the embroidery works its way around the keyhole. The embroidery work is quite dense in coverage and it pops off of the black. It is wonderful. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on. There is a button at the back of the neck above a keyhole opening. The embroidery work is all hand done. Each cuff snaps to close 

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S935

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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