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1920's/30s silk velvet opera coat, art deco style, gathered, silk lined, bell sleeved, knee length, great condition, historical, collectible

1920's/30s silk velvet opera coat, art deco style, gathered, silk lined, bell sleeved, knee length, great condition, historical, collectible

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
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Description

A beautiful black silk velvet evening coat from the 1920's. It is evocative of the glamour and style of the era.

It is made with silk velvet, lined in silk and is almost magic in how it feels.
The collar comes down into a lapel, and is runched to gather. The sleeves are raglan, and gathered slightly across the top, to echo the runching design of the collar.
The sleeves are bell shaped and three quarter length to show off the diamond bracelet, or the beautiful evening gloves.
there is no closure, it floats open.
It is lined with a cream colored satin silk. It has a union made tag.
The velvet exterior is in excellent condition. The lining has a mend under one arm and a few small worn spots that do not render it unwearable.
In fact, this is a very wearable piece. With proper care, this coat can be worn for many years to come.
It is also a good size.
The sleeves are raglan so there is no shoulder to shoulder measure. The bust measures 22

the bottom measures 34.


It is from the Sarah Elizabeth Glover Collection

I was recently able to purchase several hundred pieces from a collection that had been a lifetime''s passion for a ninety year old woman. Sarah Elizabeth Glover came to this small town from Santa Barbara California, where she and here husband had owned a costume rental business and were avid folk dancers. Upon moving here, they opened an ethnographic museum and Sarah Elizabeth continued to collect for her already enormous collection of Victoriana, Edwardian, and ethnic costumes from all countries. Her folk dancing friends supported her, finding unusual pieces in their travels.

As the passionate collector and operator of the museum, Sarah Elizabeth was fastidious in her care for the items, cycling the items on display regularly with properly stored items, so the stress of hanging and environmental damage would be minimal. As a costume designer, and expert seamstress, she would mend the mendable and embrace the beauty of antique wear.
Even when her twenty two room Victorian home was stuffed to the gills, she didn't quit, and her encyclopedic memory and wealth of knowledge about clothing, vintage and ethnographic, never failed her right til her death at age 92.

I will be presenting items from this collection in my shop slowly but surely. I am selling these pieces as collectible art, not necessarily something to be worn. The beauty of the workmanship, the hours of labor is and of itself of incredible value. In the world of mass produced, these items will never be created again except at great expense by only a handful of trained costumers.


What goes around, comes around.
Love of beauty and quality from the past is happiness.

Layaway is available.
A beautiful black silk velvet evening coat from the 1920's. It is evocative of the glamour and style of the era.

It is made with silk velvet, lined in silk and is almost magic in how it feels.
The collar comes down into a lapel, and is runched to gather. The sleeves are raglan, and gathered slightly across the top, to echo the runching design of the collar.
The sleeves are bell shaped and three quarter length to show off the diamond bracelet, or the beautiful evening gloves.
there is no closure, it floats open.
It is lined with a cream colored satin silk. It has a union made tag.
The velvet exterior is in excellent condition. The lining has a mend under one arm and a few small worn spots that do not render it unwearable.
In fact, this is a very wearable piece. With proper care, this coat can be worn for many years to come.
It is also a good size.
The sleeves are raglan so there is no shoulder to shoulder measure. The bust measures 22

the bottom measures 34.


It is from the Sarah Elizabeth Glover Collection

I was recently able to purchase several hundred pieces from a collection that had been a lifetime''s passion for a ninety year old woman. Sarah Elizabeth Glover came to this small town from Santa Barbara California, where she and here husband had owned a costume rental business and were avid folk dancers. Upon moving here, they opened an ethnographic museum and Sarah Elizabeth continued to collect for her already enormous collection of Victoriana, Edwardian, and ethnic costumes from all countries. Her folk dancing friends supported her, finding unusual pieces in their travels.

As the passionate collector and operator of the museum, Sarah Elizabeth was fastidious in her care for the items, cycling the items on display regularly with properly stored items, so the stress of hanging and environmental damage would be minimal. As a costume designer, and expert seamstress, she would mend the mendable and embrace the beauty of antique wear.
Even when her twenty two room Victorian home was stuffed to the gills, she didn't quit, and her encyclopedic memory and wealth of knowledge about clothing, vintage and ethnographic, never failed her right til her death at age 92.

I will be presenting items from this collection in my shop slowly but surely. I am selling these pieces as collectible art, not necessarily something to be worn. The beauty of the workmanship, the hours of labor is and of itself of incredible value. In the world of mass produced, these items will never be created again except at great expense by only a handful of trained costumers.


What goes around, comes around.
Love of beauty and quality from the past is happiness.

Layaway is available.

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