Figure 1.-- We note an American black velvet cut-away jacket which may have come from North Carolina. This jacket is apparently for a child age about 2-3 years old.
We have found some Fauntleroy jackets without the pants. We think that these are jackets which over time have become separated from the pants. As far as we know, the jackets were not sold separately. We note an American black velvet cut-away jacket which may have come from North Carolina. The cut-away jacket was a popular style for younger boys, appearing in the mid-19th century. The seller reported that it was black. I wonder if it was not perhaps a deep purple. We have lightened the images to show off the embroidery. This jacket is apparently for a child age about 2-3 years old. The sleeve measures about 12", Shoulder across back about 9", and shoulder to hem about 10 1/2".
It is from an estate sale in North Carolina. The sleeve "puffs" slightly at the shoulders. It is a cut-away jacket with only one closure at the top. The closure with this jacket was with one hook & eye. There is embroidered trim around the edges of the garment. A loop design was used on the jacket front and repeated on the sleeves, a military style. The embroidery seems to be done in violet. The garment is lined. The main jacket is lined in a dark material, but the sleeves have a white lining with colored stripes. I think the difference is that a cheaper lining mterial was used in the sleeves where it was less vissible. Perhaps a HBC reader will know more about that. We are not sure when the jacket was worn, but about 1890 would be a likely time. Notice that there is no collar or lapel. This jacket was probably worn with a fancy Fauntleroy blouse with a large collar and fancy front.
Figure 2.-- There is embroidered trim around the edges of the garment. A loop design was used on the jacket front and repeated on the sleeves, a military style. The embroidery seems to be done in violet.
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