Friday, August 9, 2013

1940's Soft Brown Lamb/Astrakhan Fur Coat - Swing Style with Shoulder Pads and 3/4 Sleeves - $100


large furrier hook and eye closure

worn spot

worn spot shoulder

ombre' lining

worn spot sleeve

small hole with stitch in left rear shoulder

same hole, picture taken with flash

$100 - 1940's Soft Brown Lamb/Astrakhan Fur Coat - swing style with 3/4 length sleeves,
heavy acetate crepe lining, 2 large hook and eye closures, set-in pockets, stand up collar, shoulder pads -
tag says J.L.Hudson's Detroit 

no size marked but due to the loose, swingy style I believe it would fit Small - Large 
please compare measurements below with something you already own

(all measurements approximate)
23" bust at underarm
16 3/4 shoulder to shoulder
35" sweep at hem
36" back neck to hem
12" underarm to sleeve hem
collar stands 3 3/4" at back neck

all measurements taken with garment lying flat

OK, now let's talk about the flaws

As with many fur coats of this age, it has a few small worn spots and one small hole at the top left shoulder that I've done my best to picture (the hole looks like it had 2 unprofessional stitches put in it at some point if you look very closely). The hole is definitely easily repairable by a furrier. The lining has faded to an ombre' effect over time which is totally natural for old acetate.

The good news: it's the nature of this fur to look swirly (it's curly lamb) so the flaws are not noticeable at all - you have to look closely to find them. Remarkably for it's age and care, the pelts are still soft and the coat drapes and swings nicely. It is light weight and comfortable with many years of use and style left in it even if you choose not to repair it.

$9 domestic shipping