1890s Antique Victorian Black Velvet & Beaded Soutache Cape
Classically gothic 1890s Victorian black velvet cape featuring fur trim, soutache and French jet beading. A gorgeous, versatile piece with all the right details! Fully lined in a modern fabric, hook & eye closures. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →collar: 14 inches →shoulder to shoulder: up to 18 inches →length: 26 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: One size fits most; the collar + shoulder measurements are the most important here!
CONDITION: Very good antique condition, clean and ready to wear. There's some light, overall fading to the black velvet that's most noticeable in direct light as a brown hue. The black fur trim has some wear in a few spots, but it's not very noticeable when worn. I've re-tacked a few spots of soutache and there's a few sections of missing beading, again not noticeable when worn. The replacement lining is a functional polyester, but it's not great quality. The replacement of the lining caused some bubbling of the hem along the back as pictured. All in all, a really sturdy example of these desirable pieces! Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. Appears to be made of velvet, fur and glass beading.
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