Historical information

This jacket would have been worn with a long black skirt by an elderly woman or by one in mourning, probably in early Edwardian times.


This item is retained for display purposes.

Physical description

This is lady's black satin top with long sleeves. There are hooks and eyes for the full length of the front. with a fitted, boned waist. It has panels on each side of the opening on the front with black embroidered " frog" decorations. The sleeves are pleated with three bands of black velvet on the cuffs at the wrist. The garment is lined with black cloth. The cream lace around the neckline appears to have been added at a later time.