Jacket c. 1895

Woman’s jacket with matching skirt. Made of purple superfine wool trimmed with green velvet and braid.

The jacket is hip length, and seamed to fit the waist. It has long sleeves, and wider at the shoulders where they are pleated into the armhole. The jacket has a small round collar with revers, faced with velvet and bound with black braid. The facing continues down the centre front where there is an edge to edge fastening from waist to hip of alternately fixed black metal hooks and eyes. Down the centre is each jacket front is an inset of green velvet with a curve at the breast and hip, outlined in braid and edged with a small bronze bead trim. There is a similar trimming at the back of the jacket. The cuffs are similarly treated. The jacket is lined in shot purple and green silk, and boned at all the seams.

Flared skirt and with a centre front panel, and a plaquet at the side front fastening with hooks and eyes with a pocket inserted. Lined in green glazed cotton with a frill of the same silk used to line the jacket stitched inside the hem. There are tape tabs for attaching the skirt to a hanger.

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