This ensemble is just amazing. The seamstress paid attention to every detail--from the bronzed buttons to the wonderful gathered belt in the back and the collar details in the front AND back. I don't think this has ever been on a doll. It's too nice--no smells, no tears, no fading. The fabric still feels very fresh. The netting on the hat is fragile and, at one time, the hat had chenille flowers. There are a few leaves left, which are disintegrateing.
The fabric of this ensemble is a bronze-brown (I don't know what else to call it) wool blend and it is lined in polished cotton. It has a very full skirt and very full, fitted sleeves that are finished beautifully and closes with hooks and eyes down the front. There is a photo of the grand duchesses of Nicholas the II of Russia, where they are small girl, and they're dressed in a coat similar to this. I think--myself--that this looks like a motoring ensemble. It's very full, the details are not fussy. Madame just needs her gloves, her scarf and her motoring goggles. The hat sits on a chignon, such as hats did in the 1890s all the way up to the Titanic era.
Measurements: Hat 7" circumference with a 11/4 opening inside. For sitting on a bun or chignon in order to present a tall brim. Coat Flat measurements are 10" wide and shoulder to hem also 10" long. Neck opening-2". Shoulders are 8" across. Sleeves 7" long by 1.5" opening at the cuff.
The coat would work on a doll from 15-20" tall, due to it's length. It should be a longer coat on a doll. Width, the coat could fit a 24-25" doll, if the shorter length doesn't bother you. It is very generously cut, the sleeves fitted but wide. I see this on a lovely bisque--German or French. Or a Kamkins cloth, a Schoenhut. Any doll, really. Please study the photos--they tell the tale. Ask any questions--I'll be happy to answer. Thank you for checking in at my shop.
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