Words cannot describe this devastatingly beautiful crimson red Victorian jacket. This museum quality jacket was made in the 1890s. Fashioned out of wool featuring a high collar and bustle back, this jacket gives us dramatic vamp vibes. There is intricate contrasting black soutache detailing on the front, cuffs, back of the jacket and extending up the back of the collar.
The interior is lined with a colorful stripe silk fabric featuring shades of red, green and blue. There are two large hook-and-eye closures at the neck concealed by a removable throat latch that fastens with two black mother of pearl buttons. There are concealed horn button closures and two small exterior pockets.
The only examples of similar jackets are featured in museums like the Met. This jacket is truly a rare treasure and a wonderful piece of history.
Date: 1890s Materials: Wool, Silk, Mother of Pearl, Horn Measurements: Bust: 32" max Shoulders: 12" Length: 29.5" Sleeve Length: 24.5" (models measurements Bust: 30" Waist: 24" Shoulders: 13.5" ((Measurements should match or be smaller than model for proper fit.)) Markings: None Condition: Very Good.
There is a small faint brown stain on the back right side. Some of the brown cord is peeking through the black silk wrap of the soutache on the cuffs. The interior silk lining is showing light wear. One of the interior underarm seams needs to be restitched. There is some wear to the hand stitched button holes. This jacket is museum quality and very sturdy.
Brush gently with a soft bristle brush in the direction of the grain of the fabric to remove dust. The jacket is best stored flat with neutral pH, unbuffered acid free tissue paper for textiles and a museum quality acid free box.