This is a lovely black silk Victorian jacket heavily embellished with black lace. There are small black glass buttons down the front and black lace trim on the sleeves. Condition issues to note....the lace on one sleeve is torn....could be mended....and there are small areas of wear to the threads on some of the lace. It was probably meant to wear over a blouse, or it once had an insert as there are snaps and hooks with no mates. For its age it is good shape and visually it is striking.
Late 19th Century Lace Jacket...