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Absolutely spellbinding 1890s Victorian black silk & lace evening collar capelet featuring rows of pointed lace, an oversize silk ribbon tie with tassels and lovely cord detailing at the neckline. So Vanessa Ives! This short, extravagant cape was likely worn as evening wear originally; the short length allows for the rest of the garment to be seen while adding drama and visual interest. A fantastic piece! Fully lined in silk, ribbon tie at neck + hook & eye at bust. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details!
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat) →collar: 14 inches around with no gap →shoulder to shoulder: up to 18 inches: →length: 11 inches →tie: 26 inches long + fringe
ESTIMATED SIZE: Fits most; the collar be worn wider by tying the ribbon with a gap. The shoulder to shoulder measurement is more a guideline for what I think would look best and wear as intended, but this piece is fairly versatile size-wise. I think it roughly falls within x-small to large, but again, there's flexibility here.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition. There's some light fading to the cord details at the collar and a few small breaks in the lace that aren't noticeable due to the layering. I repaired a larger break at one of the points. One fringe point is missing; it's not noticeable when worn and tied. The piece is overall a bit dry to the hand, particularly the silk lining, which does have some splits throughout. As there is no real strain put on this piece while worn, I think it's absolutely wearable with care, but do be gentle with it. If the lining continues to split, it can simply be cut out and worn unlined or re-lined. Really special piece! 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.
COLOR: Black with black & gold lining.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. Appears professionally made of silk faille, cotton/nylon lace and silk lining.
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