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Rare Russian Czarist Era Embellished Cream Wool
Coat & Skirt Ensemble
The best of the best, this cream wool coat
ensemble is so beautifully embellished with hand
stitched soutache braid and elaborate silk braid
closures and woven tassels.
There are three swag tassel closures over a
concealed row of Mother of Pearl buttons. This
is set against vertical bands of hand applied
silk soutache. This motif is repeated on the
collar, the sleeves, the center back and the
bottom of the coat. I have never seen such an
elaborate example. The matching skirt has
soutache at the center front and center back.
The skirt has a slight train and it is longer
than the coat. The coat bears the label of a St.
Petersburg, Russia company. The exterior is in
excellent condition, the original silk lining is
beginning to split. The skirt is in excellent
Length at center back 43"