A stunning vintage 1920s Coat! A dream coat for any vintage-lover! Very Orient Express, very Downton Abbey. Just the thing for walking out on a chilly day round the magnificent Burgh Island and it’s Art Deco hotel. You would certainly look like a heroine from an Agatha Christie novel – which is apt, as the writer stayed at the hotel, herself, on several occasions. ?In fact, Agatha Christie loved the island so much she used it as the setting for two of her novels, ‘And Then There Were None’ and ‘Evil Under The Sun’
This gorgeous original Twenties’ coat bears the label, “Lister’s Seal”. Now, I think this beautiful fabric is heavy black velvet as opposed to the coats of cute seal cubs! I think the label may be referring to the high standard of Lister’s fabrics but I raise this in case I’m wrong and I don’t want any one to get a nasty shock!
Lister’s Mills manufactured silk and velvet fabrics for over 150 years in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Among it’s many customers, Lister’s provided velvet for King George V’s coronation in 1911 and for President Ford’s White House (curtains) in 1976.
Approx measurements: Bust 36-38″ ; Waist 33-34″; ?Hips 42″; Length of sleeve, shoulder to cuff, 22.5″; Length of coat, from collar to hem, 45″ ?Similar to today’s modern UK Size 12-14
This stunning vintage 1920s coat is just sublime! ?My photos don’t really do her justice and I have tried to lighten some of the pictures to highlight the beautiful details such as the large velvet buttons (5) on one side of the coat, near the hemline. ?This button detail can also be found on the front collar, on one side. ?There are, also, two buttons on the back of the collar which is curved. These buttons are all the same size as the single button on the front of the coat. ?The coat is secured by a beautifully embroidered braid loop which slips over a single button.
Condition report: Gorgeous! One or two of the buttons may need an extra stitch to secure them. There is a tiny inside pocket which was hanging on by a couple of stitches and this has been re-attached. I wonder if it was a tiny coin pocket? Or somewhere to keep a lady’s card or cigarette case? While I have lightened the photos in an effort to show the beautiful detail of this coat, please be assured the velvet is a rich black and has not faded with the years.
If you can visit our Winchester shop, this stunning vintage 1920s coat will be a must to fit on.