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Lot 37 : A Maison Worth cut velvet evening coat, 1901 and altered in the 1920sEstimate:£500 - £700 © Kerry Taylor Auctions.

A Maison Worth cut velvet evening coat, 1901 and altered in the 1920s. un-labelled, of deep crimson velvet woven with ribbon scrolls and blooms, edged in white fox and lined in ivory silk, chest 92cm, 36in

For a similar Worth mantle in green see 'The Opulent Era' by Elizabeth Ann Coleman colour plate 23, published by Thames & Hudson and the Brooklyn Museum. Jean Philippe Worth was the chief designer at this period. 

Kerry Taylor Auctions. Tuesday December 8th at 2pm. 249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR