Vintage Black Velvet Opera Coat
This vintage long black velvet coat, lined in ivory satin, is perfect for keeping out the chill of a winter evening, whether you are planning a carriage ride to the opera or going for a moonlit skate at the local pond. This coat closes with a single button and loop closure. If the snow begins to fly, pull up the black velvet hood, the interior of which is fully embroidered with peach, blue and cream flowers with gold metallic thread accents. The hood ties at the neck with embroidered velvet ties. The coat is a Swissli by Picard and was offered for sale by Jays of Temple Place, Boston. Both original labels are intact. The long sleeves, which measure 24”, are ruched and puffed at the shoulders. The approximate measurements of the coat is 56” in length, bust is 32”, waist is 30” and the upper back (shoulder to shoulder) is 28”. So, light your skater’s lamp, grab your skates and twirl to your hearts content. With a coat like this, there is no need to huddle by the bonfire.