Victorian Black Fur Coat with Mink Fur Collar - AS-IS
Era - late 1800s
Measurements - 22 inches long, would fit a 32-34 inch bust
Label - Gimbel Brothers
Fabric - the black fur is probably coney or muskrat, the brown is probably mink
Cleaning - This item has not been cleaned because of the condition. It was hung outside to air and the fur was brushed and vacuumed.
Nicely tailored and fitted black fur coat with mink fur collar that fits close to the neck, angled sleeves with narrow mink trim on the ends. Coat closes with rayon covered button and loops close under collar, and on the front is closes with rayon covered barrell buttons and loops. Very nice silk lining
Condition - The coat is in fair to good condition. The black fur is nice, I saw no tears, just some light wear along the ends, it is a little stiff.
The issue is with the mink fur which is dry and shedding. The back of the collar has several bald spots 1+ inch and bigger, some fur is worn and thinning along the front edge of the collar with some bald spots there too.
The lining is excellent, nice and clean, no tears.
The button loops are dry and feels as if they are about to break. Still a fairly nice coat