10s Cream Silk Walking Suit - sm, med

SKU: 00592-001

Edwardian walking suit in cream faille with ornate embroidery. Fully lined jacket features shawl collar and asymmetrical closure with three covered buttons. The back has an embroidered flap echoed on the lower edge of the skirt. Both of these pieces, plus the jacket itself, are weighted inside and beneath the flaps to hang beautifully. The unlined skirt closes with multiple hooks&eyes and snaps at back. Truly luxurious. Perfect for a wedding or other special occasion. From the 1910s.

Hat is not included.

Labels: none remain, and although there is abundant hand finishing, we suspect this was store bought

Fiber/Care: no tags, silk faille with silk lining, dry-clean

Condition: strong, wearable, and presents beautifully, but as you'd expect, at more than 100 years old, there are a few glitches, albeit minor. This suit came to us recently cleaned, but there are a few tiny spots here and there, as well as what appear to be water marks at the chest and arm. These may or may not disappear with future cleaning, but are inconspicuous, regardless and do not detract or limit wearability at all.

We suspect that the lining is a high-quality, hand-stitched (and not recent) replacement. It has underarm staining and a spot (interior only).

It looks as if there may have been additional (non-decorative) buttons along the edge of the placket. The hem was taken up at least once in the past. In theory, you could quite easily move the asymmetrically-placed buttons to this on-placket location and gain a full 4" at bust, waist, and hip, although the jacket would then have a symmetrical closure.

The skirt was hemmed (and could be lowered) at least once in the past.

Garment Measurements:
JACKET-
 shoulders: 16.5"/42cm
 sleeves: 24"/61cm
 bust: 37"/94cm
 waist: 34"/86.25cm
 at hem: 44"/111.75cm
 length: 28.5"/72.25cm front,
  29.5"/75cm back
SKIRT-
 waist: 29"/73.5cm
 hips: 41"/104cm 
 length: 37.5"/95.25 + 4"/10cm hem

(BDV SKU: 00592-001)

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above.

Note to International Customers: Significant overages in shipping fees (where applicable) will be refunded. You are responsible for any taxes or import fees.

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$425.00

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