Gorgeous 1900s Edwardian Wool Winter Suit c. 1905-1907 with Large Sleeves and S-Curve Shape

$450.00

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      This exceptional 1900s Edwardian suit dates to the middle of the decade, c. 1905-1907. Below my descriptive text, please find a link to a strikingly similar piece in the Met. Both pieces are made of a winter weight, somewhat coarse worsted wool.  The  jacket is fully lined in oiled silk. Both pieces are trimmed with with accents of silk and braided ribbon, which feel very inspired by Tracht clothing. Arrows and chevrons are worked together, sometimes in clever overlapped ways. The back of the jacket is narrows at the waist, then flares to allow for the dramatic shape of the era. It closes with brass stamped buttons with a motif like planets around a sun. A smaller version of the buttons decorates each cuff. The skirt is flat at front, and gathered to allow for a bustle at the back. It closes with hook and eyes. 

      A cousin in the Met: 
      https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/106507

      ✂-----Measurements

      Shoulders: 15"
      Bust: 41"
      Waist: 34.5"
      Length: 23.5"
      Sleeve

      Skirt Waist: 31.5"
      Skirt Hips: 47"
      Skirt Length: 39"

      Label: None Present
      Material: Wool, Oiled Silk
      Condition: Very Good minus

      Due to the sturdy materials used in this piece, it is very strong and entirely wearable. On the jacket, the bottom two buttons are missing, but I couldn't bring myself to replace the originals. There is fraying to the lining at the inside back of the neck and top of the shoulders, but it's a fairly limited area. In the skirt, I found three small holes by holding it to the light. It's a rare and striking piece of wearable history. 

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