1920s Evening Coat L XL Vintage Deco Silk Brocade Persian Lamb Fur Trim ~ BA Sellars & Sons

$975.00

Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Vintage from the 1920s

Materials

silk brocade, persian lamb, bakelite buttons, faux fur lining, snaps

Size

XL US women's letter

We are pleased to offer you this FAB coat circa 1923. This is from the BA Sellars & Sons store which was founded in 1872 and was one of the foremost department stores in Burlington, North Carolina.
This is from the estate of Freda Jackson who was a key employee at the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company of Durham North Carolina. She worked alongside the beautiful ladies of The North Carolina Mutual Quintet. We have several items from her estate and will be listing them over the next few weeks.

"A little background ~ NC Mutual is an American life insurance company located in downtown Durham, North Carolina and one of the most influential African-American businesses in United States history. Downtown Durham's Parrish Street was known as Black Wall Street from about 1910 until 1970. It was famous throughout the country because of the successful black-owned financial businesses."

✂ FABRIC:
This well made coat is made of medium weight woven silk brocade in the most awesome geometric Art Deco pattern. I love the black silk circles against the brown background! If you're a fabric fanatic like I am, you're going to love this look & texture.
This is an evening/dinner coat and not a winter coat as there is no inner padding/quilting behind the liner.

This coat features a cocoon silhouette with wrap over double-breast detail, wide raglan sleeves, wonderful plush Karakul/Persian lamb fur collar and asymmetrical cuffs. Collar wraps to the front and snaps for a turtleneck look. Side pockets are also trimmed in fur.
Closes in wrap detail with snaps and large contrasting fabulous bakelite buttons.

If you are unsure about the color of an item or the type of fabric, please do not hesitate to contact us.

✂ MEASUREMENTS:
This is tagged a 1920’s size 40
Bust is 48"
Waist is 50"
Hips are 52"
Shoulders are 17"/18"
Sleeves are 25" with an upper arm circumference of 24"
Length is 44"

We do not accept returns for items pre-1940 so please be sure to measure a coat that fits you well and compare these measurements with those.

✂ CONDITION:
This is in Very Good and READY TO WEAR condition with the following flaws to note:
1) There is wear to silk fabric at the front where the buttons are and also at the elbows. Please see the last 2 images for details.
2) The lining is discolored
3) The original silk backing for the fur parts have been replaced by black faux fur. I believe that this was updated sometime in the 1970's as the silk may have shattered in those areas. It was a good idea as this would extend the longevity of the fur. The fur has thus remained in excellent shape.

This is otherwise strong and wearable. All seams have been reinforced for longevity. It has been professionally cleaned and will be wrapped in acid free tissue paper and packaged with the utmost care.

✂ QUESTIONS/COMMENTS:
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Communication is the key to a good customer/seller relationship :o)

✂ Lay-away, Balance Parcel and Reservations are available.

✂ Policies:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/labellevintage/policy

✂ Like us on Facebook for updates, sneak peeks and coupons.
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We are pleased to offer you this FAB coat circa 1923. This is from the BA Sellars & Sons store which was founded in 1872 and was one of the foremost department stores in Burlington, North Carolina.
This is from the estate of Freda Jackson who was a key employee at the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company of Durham North Carolina. She worked alongside the beautiful ladies of The North Carolina Mutual Quintet. We have several items from her estate and will be listing them over the next few weeks.

"A little background ~ NC Mutual is an American life insurance company located in downtown Durham, North Carolina and one of the most influential African-American businesses in United States history. Downtown Durham's Parrish Street was known as Black Wall Street from about 1910 until 1970. It was famous throughout the country because of the successful black-owned financial businesses."

✂ FABRIC:
This well made coat is made of medium weight woven silk brocade in the most awesome geometric Art Deco pattern. I love the black silk circles against the brown background! If you're a fabric fanatic like I am, you're going to love this look & texture.
This is an evening/dinner coat and not a winter coat as there is no inner padding/quilting behind the liner.

This coat features a cocoon silhouette with wrap over double-breast detail, wide raglan sleeves, wonderful plush Karakul/Persian lamb fur collar and asymmetrical cuffs. Collar wraps to the front and snaps for a turtleneck look. Side pockets are also trimmed in fur.
Closes in wrap detail with snaps and large contrasting fabulous bakelite buttons.

If you are unsure about the color of an item or the type of fabric, please do not hesitate to contact us.

✂ MEASUREMENTS:
This is tagged a 1920’s size 40
Bust is 48"
Waist is 50"
Hips are 52"
Shoulders are 17"/18"
Sleeves are 25" with an upper arm circumference of 24"
Length is 44"

We do not accept returns for items pre-1940 so please be sure to measure a coat that fits you well and compare these measurements with those.

✂ CONDITION:
This is in Very Good and READY TO WEAR condition with the following flaws to note:
1) There is wear to silk fabric at the front where the buttons are and also at the elbows. Please see the last 2 images for details.
2) The lining is discolored
3) The original silk backing for the fur parts have been replaced by black faux fur. I believe that this was updated sometime in the 1970's as the silk may have shattered in those areas. It was a good idea as this would extend the longevity of the fur. The fur has thus remained in excellent shape.

This is otherwise strong and wearable. All seams have been reinforced for longevity. It has been professionally cleaned and will be wrapped in acid free tissue paper and packaged with the utmost care.

✂ QUESTIONS/COMMENTS:
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Communication is the key to a good customer/seller relationship :o)

✂ Lay-away, Balance Parcel and Reservations are available.

✂ Policies:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/labellevintage/policy

✂ Like us on Facebook for updates, sneak peeks and coupons.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Belle-Vintage/191847227514617

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Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply.
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Also, do note that custom made vintage clothing, especially home-made dresses were made to fit a particular body shape so alterations would be expected.
Items are always sent to you in a ready to wear condition, unless they are deadstock/ new old stock. Cleaning deadstock items decreases its value therefore we leave it up to the buyer to do this. Instructions for cleaning are included when requested.

We either carefully launder and iron our items, steam, press, professionally clean or have items dry cleaned before sending.
We are happy to include care instructions upon request.
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* Individual items between $100-$200 are eligible for our 2 week layaway plan.
* Individual Items valued at $200 or more are eligible for our 4 week layaway plan with equal payments made weekly.
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Sorry, we will no longer reserve items for lengthier periods of time and will not provide layaway for items under $100. Layaway is not offered on discounted or sale items.
Vintage clothing is not new so it’s important that you understand the condition.

MINT: An item is as perfect and pristine as when it was originally made and shows no sign of wear (mint condition is rare for vintage clothing).
**Please note that Mint Unworn/Deadstock/New Old Stock items may sometimes have storage marks (due to age) on the fabric. This does not constitute as "wear" as the item was never worn.

NEAR MINT: An item shows only the slightest signs of wear.

EXCELLENT: An item shows typical signs of wear due to occasional use.

VERY GOOD: An item is considered wearable but has some surface flaws (staining or soiling, for example).

GOOD: An item is wearable
Items are sent to you in a ready to wear condition. "Estate fresh" garments are never in ready to wear condition so that means we take the extra time/care to either carefully launder and iron our items, steam, press or have them dry cleaned before sending.
The only garments that we do not clean are deadstock/new old stock garments that have not been worn. Collectors prefer these in "Estate fresh" condition. However, if you purchase a deadstock item from us and would prefer it cleaned before sending out, just let us know. There is no charge for this...just request this.
We NEVER use items such as Febreeze or Dryel as those are not cleaning agents. They are only used to mask odors and will leave dirt and residue in your vintage garment.
International buyers are always welcome here and items are sent via USPS First Class Mail International for items under 4lbs (with size limitations) or USPS Priority Mail International.

Domestic shipping is via Priority mail unless noted otherwise. Items are shipped within 72 hours of payment and are sent with delivery confirmation. A tracking number will be sent to you once item has been shipped.
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We will combine shipping costs on any items bought within the same week at any of our stores.
✂ REFUNDABLE ITEMS:
We are now accepting returns on shoes and wedding dresses made after 1940:
Wedding dresses that are returned must be in the same condition as sent with all shop tags attached and will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Shipping costs will be paid by you and are not refundable. You are agreeing to this by purchasing a wedding dress from our shop.
Antique and pre-1940s wedding dresses are not returnable due to the fragile nature of these items.

*Shoes are returnable once in the same condition as sent. Shipping costs will be paid by you and are not refundable.

For all other items, we will accept returns in exchange for store credit.

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