This is a museum-quality piece. It is a late 18th century topcoat of very light brown silk with tiny white dot decoration. It features large matching covered buttons of the same fabric, fold down collar and wide cuffs. The cuffs are also decorated with the matching buttons, as are the pockets and a lined split at the back. This split is also enhanced with pleating. The pockets are deep and have a very wide and large flap. All buttons are decorative only – the coat closes in front with hidden hook and eye fasteners, (there are non-functioning wide embroidered buttonholes on the opposite side). The sleeves of the topcoat are cut with a curve to accommodate the elbow. The coat is lined with cream silk and cotton. At one stage there may have been a maker’s or owner’s mark but this is no longer legible. The condition of the patterned silk is excellent for age apart from one small stain on the front. The silk lining has a small number of pale stains and a little splitting of the fabric at the neckline and there are a small number of areas of loose stitching - these are all consistent with age and do not detract. This coat would make a magnificent display on its own or add it to your own age-appropriate collection. Please note that this lovely item has been in storage, so once shipped it may still retain a whiff of mothballs. Approximate measurements are underarm to underarm 18 ins (45.7cm); back of collar to hem 43 ins (109.2cm). Weight approximately 750 grams.
Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $37.00 USD – with no tracking is cheaper. This item is covered by own insurance policy. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.
Spectacular Gentleman’s Silk Topcoat, late 18th Century
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