XL 1950s Evening Coat - Size 18 Asian Silk Satin Bats Brocade - 50s Reversible Black & Red Gold Formal Overcoat - Far East Sublime Quality

$ 225.00

An exquisite 1950s silk satin coat with Asian medallions brocade! This Hollywood style coat has an open front, cuffable half sleeves, and hidden pockets at the side seams. It's a trapeze line coat meant for posh evenings out, and it has special provenance, once owned by Follies girl Gladys Glad.

Ladies' Size
18 to 20

Bust 46, Hip up to 60; Shoulder to Shoulder 16.5, Uncuffed Sleeve Length 21, Neck to Hem 46.25 Inches


None, custom made, probably in Hollywood

Solid black silk satin brocade with Asian medallions print in a circle of bats, Chinese lacquer red silk satin brocade in the same pattern, weights hidden inside the front hem

Self frog closures at center front, both sides


Condition Detail
Lovely condition overall, the black side of the coat is like new, the red side has seven 1/8-inch gray scuffs a few inches away from the fourth frog closure, this is slightly noticeable and looks likely to be helped by a professional spotter

Washing Instructions
Dry clean

Please note: All measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the bust - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.

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