Victorian jacket blouse set, two-piece top vest, caramel orange brown bronze wool, silk plaid, high…
Lot Number:23
Start Time:8/10/2023 5:00:00 PM
End Time:8/24/2023 11:07:20 PM
Bid Count:11
Starting Bid:$10.00
Bid Increment:$5.00
Current Bid:$25.00
Bidding complete

VICTORIAN JACKET BLOUSE SET • A gorgeous earth-toned two-piece blouse set from the Victorian era! • Two pieces include a sleeveless vest inner layer and a long-sleeve jacket • Caramel-brown fine wool with blue-ish gray plaid silk with shirring on the waist; front bodice made to fluff outwards • Long fully lined sleeves with puffed shoulders and plaid silk trim on the inner cuffs (I didn't notice until after we had taken the pictures!) • High neck with ruching that wraps around and attaches on the left side with hidden hook-and-eyes • Steel-boned bodice all the way around on both pieces; inner waist band on the sleeveless layer, but no clasps are present • Jacket has metal hook-and-eye front closure • Vest has mother-of-pearl buttons, all are present, and also has hidden hooks on the right side • Vest dips down into a V in back ERA: 1800s COLOR: caramel brown with warm earth tones MATERIAL: unlabeled fine wool & silk LINING: fine brown cotton on both pieces LABEL: unlabeled ORIGIN: unlabeled, likely handmade in USA SIZE: unlabeled, best fits a XXS, please see measurements INNER TOP MEASUREMENTS (no stretch to fabric) LENGTH: 19.5" BUST: 31" WAIST: 24" JACKET MEASUREMENTS LENGTH: 18" BUST: 33" WAIST: 26" SLEEVE: 24" unrolled SHOULDERS: 14" CONDITION: Two small flaws on the back of the jacket that have been very finely hand-stitched. Five small moth holes on the right shoulder area and a small spot on that sleeve. There are black threads on the jacket front from where the eyes on the opposite side have been reinforced. Three tiny moth holes on the back of the vest. The arm holes on the vest are unfinished or perhaps there were once sleeves? Very good condition and a beautiful antique set! Model size: XXS XS; Height: 5'4" Bust: 31" Waist: 23" Hips: 34.5"

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Kicking off the school year with everything for fall wardrobes for women, men & kids! Graphic T-shirts, Mickey Mouse, Metallica, bags & purses, 1970s bellbottoms jeans including Levis, sweaters, capes, silk velvet, novelty prints, reseller lots, jackets, unique boots, Halloween and outfits Barbie would love! Includes inventory from the former vintage clothing shop of our auctioneer, a large collection from Florida and a few local consignors. 

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