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~Thank You CLF~ Superb Black Velvet Huret Jacket with Jet Beading
The afternoon has a slight chill, and Mademoiselle must not catch a draft...Best to fetch her favorite velvet jacket before her promenade in the Tuilleries. A sumptuous little jacket with delicate lace net edging, beautiful hand made jet beading trim and that ever so difficult to find front cut pagoda sleeve shape, this gem is simply a treasure of the Napoleon III golden age of poupee accessories. With very high quality elements like black silk edging with piping around all edges, and wonderful net cotton trimming, the jacket cuts a discernibly 1850's silhouette! A few small issues keep this jacket from its retail value of $550, so if you are the proud owner of an enfantine who has a small 'accidente' as the French would say, or are collecting her trousseau on a budget, this jacket will make a svelt addition but will not wallop the wallet. In structurally sound shape, this jacket is a must have for any ensemble in black or with an ebony accent color. A delightful piece for the Enfantine in need of a new spring accessory!
Measurements: Shoulder to shoulder: 4.5" Sleeve length, 4" Collar to edge: 6" Neck circumference: roughly 4.5" Circumference of armhole: ~3.5" Waist circumference: ~9"
Condition: Structurally excellent, meaning that is is perfectly wearable. However, the original jet trimming has come off in two spots at the hem, there is a small patch of fraying to the silk at the right side, and there is a lightening of the velvet on the back of one sleeve and under the lace on the front of the jacket. This is not at all offensive in person, you actually have to look for it to really notice. But alas, it allows the collector who does not have the largest collecting budget to get a great piece at a very reduced price!
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