help with dating walking coat and fur identification

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  1. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    Hello! I would love any help dating this walking coat. It looks perhaps Victorian, but I'm not very sure about the clothing from this era. It has this little pin, but it seems to have been added maybe - looks 1920s. I think the button is missing also. The "fur" is throwing me also. It's very dense, so much so that I can't even look through the hairs to see the skin. It almost seems faux in feel, but it's definitely part of the jacket and doesn't seem to be an add-on. It's super shiny and soft and somewhat long hair length. Thoughts? Thank you!

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  2. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    That is a real beauty of a coat. Looks 1920s to me. Hard to see all the details and the actual shape, but still has a lot of 1920s going on there. It appears to be evening coat, for dressy wear.
     
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  3. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    Thank you! It is a bit hard to see. I need to re-photograph it.
     
  4. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    Bump! Would love some help with the identification of this fur. Anyone? Thank you! :)
     
  5. Furwise

    Furwise Administrator Staff Member

    Hi, I'm sorry I was unable to reply to this sooner. That's a beautiful coat. The fur looks like rabbit.
     
  6. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    No worries - thank you! I wouldn't have guessed Rabbit. It feels so wiry! It must be because it's old?
     
  7. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    I am not doubting it is rabbit. But rabbit seems a very odd choice for a 1920s dressy evening coat. Perhaps the collar was replaced and is not original to the coat? Can you show a close up of the fur?
     
  8. Furwise

    Furwise Administrator Staff Member

    It really should not feel really wiry if it's rabbit. Very soft, yes. Wiry no. I can see guard hair sticking up in areas that look like those of rabbit but like I said, it should not feel wiry.

    If you can, as Barbara said show us some closer photos of the collar in good light. Additionally, I would like to see a closer view of seam line along the edges of the collar in front.

    This part right here -
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  9. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

     
  10. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

  11. I'm seeing 20s also. The pin is very art deco.
     
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  12. Furwise

    Furwise Administrator Staff Member

    I'm sorry blubird! I didn't see your images there.

    Upon closer view it's definitely not rabbit but I cannot tell what else it might be. It is strange how the fur is cut and while the fur is genuine, the value is really in the coat itself. I do see 20s also.
     
  13. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    Thank you!! :)
     

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