Historical information

This coat was made by Kallman Feitel (1877-1947), an Austrian-born furrier who emigrated to Australia around 1899. His shop was situated at 102-103 Beach Street, Port Melbourne.

Physical description

Long dark brown astrakhan coat with a brown fur collar and brown silk lining. Embroidered in the lining near the hem is the monogram "M.E.C."

Inscriptions & markings

Label, woven, gold text on brown: "K. FEITEL / MELBOURNE"