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Utterly bewitching 1890s Victorian mourning capelet constructed of silk velvet featuring beaded soutache floral details and beaver fur trim. Throw this exquisite capelet over your shoulders for a night with the Winter Court. Heavy and luxurious, this piece is lined with a heavy felt to keep you warm in the darkest of places. Fully lined, 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 20 inches →bust: open →waist: open →length: 21 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: XSmall - Medium
CONDITION: Very good antique condition. There's some wear to the velvet, particularly at the back seams, light wear to the fur and some light discoloration of the thread used in the beading. It looks like someone removed a lining at some point, but the red felt works just fine. There's a few small tears at the inside of the collar in the silk velvet that I've patched up, but they are worth noting as this area should be handled carefully. All in all, a rare and bewitching 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 soutache and beading, plus dark brown fur -- probably beaver
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. Appears to be made of silk velvet, cotton soutache, French jet beading, wool felt lining and beaver fur trim.
PLEASE NOTE: Black Cat Clothiers only accepts returns if a mistake was made in describing the garment, for which we ask you to contact us within 3 days of receiving the garment. Please compare the detailed measurements noted above to one of your garments (not your body measurements; clothing should allow room for movement) that fits you well. Please be aware all monitors display colors differently. Additionally, all of our clothing is pre-owned and vintage/antique, which means each piece may feature minor signs of wear, as noted in the description. To learn more, please view our store policies.