Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#2381 - c. 1910 Ecru Cashmere Regency Style Triple Caped Coat with Embroidered Velvet Collar and Art Nouveau Dragonfly Buttons!! Do you love Jane Austen movies? Can't get enough of the Regency style? Obviously neither could the designer of this Edwardian coat. As close as you can get to the style of a Pelisse from the early 1800's. I believe it's cashmere (or the finest wool coat you'll find). The intricate design silk embroidery on the cafe-au-lait colored velvet collar is in mint condition. There are 11 (likely solid brass) buttons which are museum quality art nouveau three-dimensional dragonflies! Probably worth a fortune alone! The coat hangs 48" long with no damage in the fabric (those nasty little moths have stayed away for 90+ years! Perhaps the dragonflies scared them away??). From the shoulder, under the velvet, is a triple layered cape collar that go all the way around the back... and all trimmed in a thin silk braid. Absolutely in near Mint condition! The coat is fully lined in ecru silk.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study