PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT IS CURRENTLY ON LAYAWAY WITH A CLIENT AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. The display price reflects the final layaway payment.
Spellbinding late 1900s / early 1910s Art Nouveau black silk cape featuring a fitted shoulder, stunning coneflower floral pattern silk, decadent lace & ribbon trim, plus rows of looping sequins. One of my favorite capes I've ever found -- this piece is just dripping in all the right details and has so many fantastic and unusual features. I believe the flower in the pattern is coneflower and vines. In the Victorian era, when symbolism of flowers was celebrated, coneflower was often used to denote strength and immunity. Fully lined in cotton, hook & eye closures at neck and bust. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details!
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →collar: 15 inches around →shoulder to shoulder: 16 inches →length: 60 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: X-Small to Medium; this cape is cut in a more fitted silhouette, including the shoulders, so it's best for slim shoulders and a slimmer chest.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition. I removed some shredded lace from the collar; there's a few frayed spots where I can't cut close enough without opening the seam up. There's some light fraying to the end of the ribbons, the thread in the sequins is faded, and there's a few small holes to the lace trim. None of this is particularly noticeable when worn, especially considering how fantastic this piece is! Lining is clean and sturdy. I believe a chain was added to the interior collar at some point to assist with hanging. 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 silk with cotton lining, plus cotton lace, silk ribbon and sequins.
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