Victorian Combing Jacket Dressing Sacque Garment Pleated Pongee Raw Silk

SKU: WAponge
Weight: 1.50 LBS
Height: 12.00 Inches
Width: 14.00 Inches
Depth: 3.00 Inches
Availability: Ships in 2 days

Take a look at this Victorian dressing sacque.  Directly from a local estate the sacque, or combing jacket, dates from the late Victorian era.  Made of pongee or natural raw silk fabric, the jacket is constructed of rows of narrow pleats, oh my, the pleats. What a magnificent garment.  A pleated caplet collar provides further embellishment.  Attached to the neck line of the collar is a wide embroidered border.  French knots and snowflakes?   The same eye catching treatment is used on the sleeve cuff, accented with a lace frill of tambour tulle.  Two hook and eyes fasten the jacket at the collar opening.  Streamers of ribbon are a nice additional accent.  The tan taffeta ribbon is a lovely match for the silk fabric.

Measurements:  37-1/2" long from the neck opening to the hem line.  Across from shoulder to shoulder 13-1/2".  With the natural fall of the jacket, the bust is 32", however, because of the pleating, this size could adjust larger.  Sleeve length is 28" long, including the lace frill. If you need to know, the width of the caplet collar is 11".  This includes the embroidered border of the neck line.

Condition:  For the age, remarkably good.  The ribbon streamers show some shredding and soiling to the taffeta.  A couple of small pin dot holes in the fabric.  Some oxidation to the lace of the cuffs.  As stated, remarkable well preserved for the age.


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