Overall, this frock coat is in very good condition. It retains six of its original Victorian crowned brass “RKI” buttons. With a little effort the purchaser will be able to source the required number of replacement buttons.
The top of the collar is in need of a re-stitch. There is a 1.cm “L” shaped rip on the tunic front, this requires some invisible stitching to fully restore. The internal lining is in very good condition – the hem is in need of being turned up and re-stitched.
This is a wonderful and rare item, in need of some restoration. Such items as these are exceptionally rare on the market.