A Redfern primrose-yellow Melton wool coat, circa 1890, the black silk lining bearing the remains of a printed gold 'Redfern 242 Rue de Rivoli' label, with integral capelet, couched gold thread embroidered black faille collar, edged in black ostrich plumes, fastened to the front by hooks and eyes. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.
Evening coat House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Attributed to Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) Designer: Attributed to Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Date: ca. 1890 Culture: French Medium: silk, feathers Dimensions: Length at CB: 59 in. (149.9 cm) Accession Number: 2009.300.77
1890 Velvet & Lace Fancy Evening Coat "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. Chest measures 38″, 30″ waist, 23″ sleeves, and 39″ overall length."
1890's Silk Velvet & Lace Evening Coat "Lavishly decorated with soutache, couching in both cord and chenille with bands of the silk satin alternating with hand lace strips. Romantic stylized bishop sleeves with dense surface ornamentation along shoulders on both the front and back. Lined in black silk and additionally trimmed along front opening and cuffs with dotted net and ribbon ruffles. Hook and eye closure down the front. Chest 36″, waist 34″, length 40″, sleeves 23″."
VICTORIAN FRINGED WOOL JACKET. Bone flannel with cuffed balloon sleeve, round collar with knotted silk fringe and tassels, trimmed in cream lace, double scalloped hem with small tassels, silk lining. B-40, L-28. (Minor soiling) excellent. $150-250. - my note: dating very late 1890's, very early 1900's
THREE FANCY VICTORIAN CAPES. Two velvet heavily decorated with cording, beadwork and tassels: One blue with lace. One printed burgundy and rose (some bead loss). One grey-green with cream wool having scrolling metallic gold embroidery (lining torn). L-21-27. Good-excellent. $250-350.
1890s Victorian French Couture Silk Cape in Faille and Lace by E. Pasquilier "This cape carries a Paris label, as well as the St. Louis label of the importer. It’s a grand piece in camel colored silk faille with two deep flounces of black Chantilly lace. The stand collar is cut in one with the V shaped yoke, and is vertically tucked with inset lace trims at each fold. The lining is a deeper camel silk damask with small blue flowers."