I recently acquired two Fabulous Theatre Costumes from a Local Estate. I was told the couple had purchased them from a Theatre Company in the early 80's. Too good to pass up, I purchased this Emerald Green Silk Velvet Jacket and a two piece Pink set in a similar style. I love this jacket so much and many possibilities for creating a 'One of a Kind' Halloween Costume. My best guesstimate is late 1800's early 1900's, looking at the hardware and materials used. This set would fit a large frame Woman or a Small to Medium Gentleman. The Jacket is Lined and Heavy. It has 7 Heavy duty Hooks and eyes down the front. Last hook has broken off. Cape Collar with Oversized Cuffs Trimmed in Antique Gold Bullion and Domed Metal Buttons. Fancy!
I have made no attempt to Clean this piece!
Measurements :: Underarm to Underarm: 20" / Waist: 19" / Hips: Up to 44" / Sleeve length: 26" / Overall length: 37"
Size :: M/L
Maker :: No Labels/ Inside markings Look European
Condition :: Overall condition is Excellent. Bottom Hook is broken (easy Fix). Vintage repair, back right shoulder, hidden by the cape collar. Another vintage mend in the front (See last pic).
Antique Theatre Costume Green Velvet Jacket Gentleman's 19th Century Jacket