A little girl's winter coat from the later Victorian era. About 1890's to early 1900's, Made of blue wool, possibly a blend of cotton, twill fabric with a tan lining fabric. In between the layers of fabric, a wool batting to give extra warmth.
Style of the coat is made on a square yoke at the front and round at the back. Inside of the yoke rows of white braid are sewn to make a decorative statement. Full gathered sleeves with a narrow cuff at the wrist. Made on a short bodice with soft pleats falling the length of the garment.
Three larger pearl buttons would have fasten (one missing) the coat at the neck and on the yoke. The remainder of the coat is open at the front. Curly white lamb is used for accent at the round neck line, cuffs and and as a division between the yoke and bodice.
Would fit a child about 6 to 7 years of age. Measurements: 25" long from the neck to hem. 10" across the shoulders. 23" around the chest. Sleeve length is 10" long.
Condition: Coat has been worn, possibly by several siblings. Still it is rare to find a coat in cloth of this vintage. Mostly noticeably, loss to the curly lamb fur. One missing button. Some over all soiling but nothing more than expected. A few small holes. Nothing major or glaring. For the age and the type of garment, it is decent.