1880s bodice jacket with bustle...... Thank you to the kindness and generosity of this special marketplace. I don't know much about this one... A fine antique riding coat... All buttons removed, and it looks like many alterations have been done throughout time, possibly for a costume?
Shoulder to front hem is 18.5 to 19.5 inches dependent if you flatten the velvet Its definitely pliable and hasnt hardened or crinkled/pulled as I know very old velvet sometimes does. Its in lovely shape but looks to have been altered, see photos. Length is approximately 40.5 inches to bottom of bustle from top shoulder hem.
Waist is 28 inches, see photo. Certainly a men or women/s All buttons removed. Some faint soiling on underarms but way more pronounced in photos than in person.
Elegant paneled construction, great ruching on back bustle. It is is very old.... Please see all photos to gauge condition and issues. Mandarin band collar, all buttons removed, long sleeves.
Condition: antique, found in a garage of a fine estate, a light vintage smell too, it is old velvet.... A giant thank you to our wonderful customers in the U.Please let me know if you have any questions. If you like this item, you may enjoy other items from. The item "Antique French 19c Fine Bodice Bustle Jacket Purple Velvet Riding Jacket" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Vests". The seller is "crabbydaddy54" and is located in Sullivan, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.