Exciting original lady's Traveling Coat or Duster. Made of drab brown linen, this garment would have been worn when traveling to avoid soiling one's nice dress. The duster is beautifully tailored to skim the figure, leaving room beneath for fashioable furbelows. It has a Peter Pan collar (NOT a period term), is double-breasted with contrasting binding, decorative buttons and the "bustle pockets" associated with the later part of the 1870s.
At the back, crossed tabs create visual interest. The duster is unlined or boned. Condition: There are some holes, much discoloration, a missing button (easily replaced with the top button hidden under the collar) and a buttonhole that is almost torn open.It smells a little musty. The bust measures 36 inches, The waist measures 32.
Please note: Measurements are approximate and should be taken as maximum. Antique clothing items are not wearable UNLESS specifically labeled so in the description. The item "ANTIQUE HIGH VICTORIAN BUSTLE TRAVELING DRESS c. 1877 OLD WEST ERA" is in sale since Thursday, September 5, 2019.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "sadira33610" and is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.