Vintage 1940s Overcoat Cashmere Astrakhan Collar Princess Coat Winter Jacket WWII Fashion

$345.32 $575.54

Shipping to United States: $48.92

Exquisite 1940s Vintage Winter overcoat with flat front and panelled fantail back.
Made by ‘Joy’ London W1
The coat was the property of a lady officer based in the war office in London and was probably worn over her uniform.
The shoulders are quite padded the sleeves are fitted and shaped into the elbow with a very close panelled cuff. The buttons are French jet and original.
The overcoat is cut to be worn over winter clothing, perhaps a suit.
This is a tailor made garment and is completely all hand sewn.
The collar is shawl and stylised with faux astrakhan.
There are roomy hidden slip pockets at the hip and an internal hidden pocket within the silk lining

Pristine and freshly dry cleaned. The coat is lined throughout in a black silk satin with a self polka dot design.

The Coat is free of age marks, thinning or repairs, and the cuffs and edges of the coat are free of wear.

The sleeves are quite broad at the top and the shoulders are exquisitely square, having padding.
The bodice is fitted into the waist, at the back-there are 6 fantail panels then the fabric falls away in generous folds, there is darting providing a soft fit and giving a very understated fishtail.

The hem and all of the internal seams have been hand finished too.
This coat is nothing short of Gorgeous. It’s in the most enviable condition and has been freshly dry cleaned ready to wear.

All the measurements have been taken seam to seam then doubled
Guide size 16
Underarm to underarm; 46”
Waist; 40”
Hips; 48”
Nape to hem; 44”
Shoulder to waist; 17”
Sleeve length; 24”
Across the shoulders; 19.5”
There are 6 panels at the back.

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