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All photos lighted to show detail. This is a BLACK coat
#5443B - c. 1925 RARE NUMBERED COUTURE BEER, 7 Place Vendome, Paris Black Wool Wrap Coat with Awesome Detailing! Let's start with the fact that this coat is extraordinary. The House of Beer was one of the top fashion houses from 1884 through the late 1920s when they merged with another fine fashion house, Drecoll and became Drecoll-Beer. At this time this coat was designed, Beer's motto had become "conservative elegance". I'd say they managed to reflect that in this coat! There are no closures. It was meant to be fashionably clutched. I imagine that became fashionable years prior with the wearing of large embroidered shawls which would be clutched as well. The coat is a basic black, with huge shawl collar, slight cocoon shape, sleeves that bell out at the back, and well... then comes what I can't even describe... that awesome detailing!! Sadly I don't know what it's called... it's like a cut velvet, but I'm not sure it's not some kind of cut sheared fur... it seems too coarse for velvet... but the movie people call it velvet so I'm following their lead. Designed to look like Russian karakul broadtail lamb, but somehow it's integrated right into the wool. I'm in awe! The exterior of this coat is in Excellent condition... no issues. The interior silk lining has a few minor issues at the back neck (see photos), and the Beer tag is just hanging by a thread. I'm leaving as I found it, so you don't think I stitched the Beer label on (god forbid!), but the good news is you can easily see the number under the label!! YEA! Also, sadly the lining is gone from the sleeves, but again, this is all issues ONLY on the interior. Measures: 45" long from shoulder to hem. A RARE piece from the MASTER House of Beer. NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1850-1920s and Museum Sections.
Approx. - SIZE 0-6
(depending what you wear under, and how far you want to wrap)
(check measurements above)
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