Rare Belle Epoque extravagantly embellished evening coat dating to the late 19th century. High style with abundant and lavish design features throughout. On a base of silk velvet with knotted net insertion and crochet medallions all connected with swirling and decorative soutash design elements. The hem, front closure and cuffs of sleeves trimmed out in a double layer of knife pleated chiffon. Fully lined in soft silk satin and closes in the front with hook and eyes. In excellent wearable vintage condition with precious few lifted threads to the exterior, lining excellent. A rare beauty.
Chest measures 38″, 30″ waist, 23″ sleeves, and 39″ overall length.