Victorian Antique riding jacket French velvet womans victorian scalloped waist
This textile is an antique French woman's jacket dating from 1860's-1880's. The body is made of a beautiful velvet that looks sometime black and other times dark brown! The lining is a plain black fabric with a beautiful small scale dot printed cotton fabric lining each sleeve. The buttons are fabulous but what really steals the show for this garment are the 6 beautiful scallops at the waist! The four pointed scallops are doubled, with the top scallop having cord and button details!! The buttons up the front are decorative, there is only one button hole at the top, this was meant to be worn open to the neck. There is also a small breast pocket and cords at the shoulders. This textile is both machine and hand stitched. Such a beautiful shape and design! This lovely blouse measures 22 inches long at the longest point. The sleeves measure 21.5 inches long. The chest from one underarm to the other laid flat measures 19 inches and the shoulders are approx. CONDITION : This textile is in as found, not laundered condition.