Coats, Capes and Jackets


Dee Davenport Howe

146 Bowdoin Street ~ Springfield, Massachusetts 01109 (413) -781-1505


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1940’s Red rayon coat, thigh length, long wide sleeves with a turned up cuff and a large black square button with a red stone in the center, large patch pockets with a button on each pocket, fold over collar, crepe lined. Mint condition. Size 12, 38 bust.

cat# DC3886 price $125.00




Teens era Cranberry red velvet coat. This coat is a plushy style velvet. “V” neck, shawl collar, 3/4 sleeves. High waist with a 2 3/4 inch wide waist band. Straight style skirt , lower calf length. The velvet is in wonderful condition, I see only one tiny wear mark about the size of a dime on the left shoulder. The coat is lined in red silk. The silk is faded some and worn in the back of the neck. Coat is about a modern size 10/12.

cat# DC4387 price $285.00



Victorian Brown plush velvet coat, Small shawl collar, long narrow sleeves slightly puffy at the shoulders ,4 inch turned up cuffs,below the knee length, coat has round fur buttons on both sides of the opening and a cord that links between with 2 little fur pompoms hanging down. The cord buttons over a narrow wooden button. The fur is worn on the round buttons above the pompoms, and also one wooden button is missing. The coat is fitted in the back to the waist , below the waist it’s full, making room for the bustle. Coat is lined in dark brown silk that is quilted, has 2 inside pockets. Label wear resisting Plush, Satisfaction Guaranteed. Beno + Company New York. Lining has a little wear and a little fading otherwise the coat is in Excellent Condition. 38 inch bust, 38 inch waist.

cat# DC3672 price $350.00


1920’s Mauve wool cape with ecru 2 1/2 inch crochet lace trim, around the neck and down the front. One hook closure in front of the neck. Cape is lined in ecru silk, the lining has a little wear on the left shoulder in back, and a couple of small stain in back near the hem. The out side of the cape has 6 tiny moth holes otherwise it’s in Excellent condition. Wonderful cape.

cat# DC3636 price $275.00



Edwardian women’s tan cotton Automobile duster. long sleeves with turned up cuffs, 2 large hip pockets, 5 buttons in front , belt in the back with 2 buttons on each end. This duster is in pretty good condition. it has a couple of pinholes in the back by the hem, a hole in front, it’s 2 inches from the hem it’s about the size of a dime and a slit hole above the knee about 1/2 inch long. Otherwise the duster is in Excellent condition. 18 inches between the shoulders and 51 inches long from shoulder to hem.

cat# DC2949 price $175.00



1950’s Black wool coat. Large shawl collar. Long sleeves, narrow at the cuffs. Upper calf length. 2 slash pockets at the hips. This coat has a wonderful gray, black and white rayon satin lining. Modern size 10. Excellent condition.

cat# DC4766 price$75.00



1930’s Orange wool coat, the coat has black trim. Shawl style collar. On both sides of the coat in front are what look like 3 black trim slash pockets with button holes and buttons above. The lower slash pocket on each side is real the others are just decorations. On each sleeve at the cuffs are black buttons and button holes these are real . The sleeves are long and narrow at the cuffs. The coat is lower calf length , 45 inches long from shoulder to hem, . In back of the coat are 4 gores to give it fullness. The coat is lined in black silk crepe. Their is one tiny hole about the size of the head of a common pin, it’s in the back at the shoulder blade. and a couple of spots that are surface insect damage not very noticeable, you have to really look to find it. Otherwise the coat is in Excellent Condition. Label Forstmann 100% Virgin wool. About a modern size 9/10.

cat# DC4634 price $120.00



1920’s Tan wool coat, wide pointed collar with decretive stitching and red cord trim. long narrow sleeves with turned up cuffs. The cuffs are lined in red wool. One large Deco button closure in front at the hip level, 2 large patch pockets, they are trimmed with red cord and have a half dollar size mother of pearl button. Coat is just below knee length. Coat has 6 tiny minor insect holes,one on the bust, 2 below the bust, 3 near the opening. Coat has 5 small stains. 2 on the right sleeve, by the inside of the elbow, 3 on the back of the coat below the waist. The back of the collar is worn and slightly soiled. The tan silk crepe lining has a few light stains in back. 36/37 inch bust, 38 inch hips. Great coat. Very 20’s.

cat# DC4257 price $55.00


1940’s Light blue and off white wool stripe jacket. Small shawl collar. 1/2 dollar size blue button closure on top. Long wide sleeves with 4 inch turned up cuffs. Jacket is hip length, full at the hem, swing style. Jacket is lined in peach taffeta. About a modern size 10. Excellent Condition.

Cat# DC4628 Price $55.00


1950’s Red/coral wool fleece topper. Wide shoulders. Medium size round collar. Long wide sleeves with turned up cuffs. 5 button closure in front. Buttons are white marbleized plastic, nickel size. 2 hip pockets. Jacket is below hip length. This jacket has some minor insect damage. 2 tiny holes on the collar in back. One on the shoulder blade in back. A larger one on the hem in front on the left side, 1/2 inch X 1/4 inch. Another small one on the back of the right sleeves. Jacket needs to be dry-clean. No stains but just a little dusty. Lined in Coral acetate. About a modern size 10. 36 inch bust, 13 inches between shoulders.

cat# DC4013 price $45.00


Victorian Black silk faille cape, trimmed on the outside edges and the stand up collar with 1 1/2 inch silk cord design. Large black silk bow in front of the waist. 2 inch black silk ribbon joins the waist between front and back on the sides. The front of the cape comes to about knee length with 4 inch lace trim at the hem. The shoulders above the bust to the mid back have jet beads decoration of butterflies and other beads designs. over the shoulders is a black silk cord mesh design, that is trimmed on the hem with 4 inch hand tied silk tassels. Cape is fully lined in black silk and hook closure in front. Great cape. The cord trim on the collar and outside edges of the cape is showing signs of wear. Otherwise the cape is in Excellent Condition. Waist 26 inches bust 34 inches

cat# DC3846 price$195.00


1940’s Black wool coat. High round neck, no collar. One button closure at the neck. Wide padded shoulders, long sleeves. Built in waist band with tie belt front. Coat also snaps at the waist. 3 tucks at the waist for fullness in the bust. 2 tucks in the back. Skirt is “A” line shape. Coat is lined in black satin. 37 bust, 30 inch waist. Excellent Condition.

cat# DC4491 price $135.00


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