Simply fabulous original Civil War Child's Embroidered wool vest coat. This rare gem came out of an old Washington D.C. collection of high end original Victorian clothing. This lady collected the best of the best as this museum example shows that commitment towards excellence.
There is no discernible damage that can be found anywhere. It is simply remarkable that moths or elements did not inflict havoc on this beauty.
You likely will never find another example quite like this one.
Here are the measurements: Shoulder to Shoulder about 11' 1/2 wide and 17' 1/2 inches long from shoulder to bottom of jacket. 12' 1/2 inches across middle. Sleeves are 15' inches long.