PRE CIVIL WAR 1840S MENS SILK VELVET TAIL COAT W CUT STEEL BUTTONS. FASHIONED OF A DEEP BLUE SILK VELVET.
THE FRONT IS IN ROUNDED FORM WITH FAUX BUTTON HOLES DONE IN SILK CORDING ON ONE SIDE AND VERY LARGE ORNATE CUT STEEL BUTTONS TRIMMING THE OTHER SIDE. THE CUFFS ARE TURNED UP WITH A POINT AT THE OUTER SLEEVE AND TRIMMED IN THREE BUTTONS ON EACH. THE REAR HAS POCKET FLAPS WITH BUTTONS TRIMMING THE UNDERSIDE AS WELL AS BUTTONS TRIMMING THE REAR AT THE TOP OF THE VENT AND DOWN THE TAIL. THE CHEST IS PADDED FULL ON THE INTERIOR AND IS LINED IN SILK WITH HAND QUILTING THROUGHOUT. NOTE THAT THE LINING IS SPLITTING THROUGH THE BODY AND HALF OF THE LINING IS ABSENT FROM THE TAILS.
THE TAIL ON THE REAR RIGHT SIDE HAS SEEN A STRAIGHT SEAM REPAIR AND AS SEEN, THE BUTTONS HAVE CAUSED DISCOLORATION IN STORAGE, UNDER SIDES OF THE BUTTONS HAVE GIVEN THE VELVET A SPOTTED YELLOW HUE WITH SOME SCATTERED MATCHING STAINING SEEN, AS IT APPEARS IT WAS STORED FOLDED WITH THE BUTTONS BRUSHING AGAINST POINTS OF THE VELVET. Often for proper fit, hang, and wear ability, pieces will need to be altered and/or adding a hook or snap here or there, with a seam closure or strengthening needed.Vintage clothing is most often worn previously, and if old stock, often has slight imperfections from storage, a hint of color or odor. Measurements are to be assumed that they are at maximum, if you have any questions, please ask PRIOR to the auctions end. These are antique articles, having the age stated.
All flaws if any are painstakingly outlined. _gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837).
The item "PRE CIVIL WAR 1840S MENS SILK VELVET TAIL COAT W CUT STEEL BUTTONS" is in sale since Wednesday, September 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Men's Vintage Clothing\Suit Jackets & Blazers". The seller is "jamiexmas*" and is located in Southbridge, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.