Vintage Ladies Coat Black Persian Lamb Mink Silver Mink Trim & Hat 1950s
Classic ladies vintage coat of jet black Persian Lamb, sometimes called karakul, and very substantial. It is HEAVY. This one has raglan sleeves, and no shoulder pads. The notched collar and cuffs are trimmed with silver mink. Two front slash pockets and two hook and eyes close the front.
It is lined in black silk satin damask with pretty red and white flowers in it. Inside is a hidden safety pocket, and there are ties and a loop for security, if you want to wear it just on your shoulders. It is a " Charles" maker, apparently a high end furrier of the day in Harrisburg Pa. It has a matching silver fox hat , size small. The hat is a simple sort of pill box sphere. Simply gorgeous!
Marked Size: none
Sleeve Length (from underarm): 16.5”
Sleeve Length (from shoulder): 23”
CONDITION: Excellent, with one tiny flaw- there is a small repair in one shoulder, and you cannot see it, only feel it. The fur is strong everywhere and we had it professionally cleaned.
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