1920s Revillon Frères white ermine fur coat with a dramatic standup collar. Off-center front closure with two buttons at the waist/hip and one at the neck. Coat is cut on an angle front to back and the ermine is sewn in a tiered pattern (you can make this out on the close-ups). The sleeves taper at the cuffs with that popular late 1920’s puff to the back of the sleeve (see close-ups).
label: Revillon Frères Paris New-York 180 Regent St London.W.1; The MET collection has a couple of examples of this furrier and states, “Revillon was one of the finest furriers in the world.”
condition: fair. The ermine has breaks on the shoulder as shown in the photo. There are also a couple other breaks, worst being a 3″ rip on the back at the neckline. The fur is old and would benefit from a conditioning/repair, but we are selling for study/display since this is such an interesting and rare piece. Interior lining is good with no rips, only discoloration and a tiny bit of moth damage right near the hem. Unlikely that the buttons are original – they appear to be plastic. Silk label is shattering as shown.
length: 36″ in back, 28″ at center front
shoulder seam to seam: 16″
sleeve length: 22″/23″
arm opening (circumference around): 17″
cuff opening (circumference around): 10″