1910s Antique Edwardian Cream Silk Matelassé Brocade Drape Coat
This absolutely stunning Belle Epoque ivory cream Silk Walking Coat is such a beauty, so elegant, it would have been a top of the range garment at the time, think of the Titanic era Edwardian 1910s, the time of the original Drape coat which the Teddy Boys later refashioned. The brocade detail is amazing on it and I understand this technique to be called Matelassé.
There are three detached buttons of a long oval mother of pearl with a brass or pinchbeck design on the front, shaped like a serpentine ‘S’ shape and engraved with flowers. The buttons would be attached by the dresser prior to the Lady wearing this coat.
The style itself is timeless and looks so modern, it could easily be worn today and would be ideal for a vintage wedding, introducing something old and classic couture. With absolute certainty nobody else will ever have the same thing.
- Beautiful cream silk short sleeved Edwardian walking coat
- Decorative brocade
- Detached mother of pearl buttons
- Amazing panels of embroidery on the sleeve cuffs, back and front upper part of the coat
- Classic timeless Edwardian drape coat
- Back pleat split
- MEASURES when laid flat edge to edge
- 34” bust
- 32" waist
- 12.5” shoulders
- 42” hip
- 34" length
In fab condition for its age, just a bit of discolouration here and there, soecifically to the lapels, armpits and neck area but otherwise this has been treasured and well cared for.
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing