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DO NOT PURCHASE. This garment has been placed on layaway by a client and is no longer available for purchase. If this listing is purchased, the total amount will be refunded and you will not receive this garment.
Spellbinding late 1890s Victorian mourning capelet crafted from a fine rayon-blend faille featuring lovely soutache work and intricate fringe. This mantle capelet's rich but simple design indicates it was likely used for an early stage of mourning, where flash or shine was considered inappropriate. It also features an interesting interior structure -- two straps on each side designed to keep the capelet in the perfect place when worn. Pair this stunning piece with Edwardian lawn gowns or modern silk velvets. Fully lined, hook & eye closures at front. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details!
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →shoulder to shoulder: up to 15 inches →bust: up to 34 inches →waist: up to 30 inches →length at front: 37 inches + trim →length at back: 23 inches + trim
ESTIMATED SIZE: X-Small to Small
CONDITION: Very good antique condition. There's light wear to the lining and some loss of the wooden beads on the trim, as pictured. The soutache and the fabric have some light discolorations from the sun throughout, as pictured. Overall, this is a stunning piece that presents beautifully and is priced in accordance with its flaws. 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 professionally made. Appears to be made of rayon faille with a silk lining, cotton cording and wooden beads at trim.
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