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Antique Victorian mourning cape, mantle

Regular price £179.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £179.00 GBP
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A superb antique mid Victorian mantle or cape.

It has longer length panels to the front and is shorter at the back designed to be worn over clothing.

It is an elaborate piece with a high neck, lace ruffle collar which finishes at the front with a large black satin bow.

The front is made from black cotton and trimmed all the way down each side with black lace and jet beading.

The 'arms' or sides are a batwing shape for movement and made from thick, black cobweb tape lace, also adorned with jet beading.

The tape lace continues to the back of the piece with the centre panel being black cotton.

It fastens with hook and eye fasteners, the original fastenings still present but show wear, some rusting and looseness, many need to be replaced including the one at the bow.

Condition: Good used condition overall, some rusting and looseness to the fasteners, some tears and holes throughout the lace along with discolouration. Part of the seam at the shoulder has come open and would need securing. It is very old and will require specialist cleaning, it has not been cleaned by us.

Approx measurements: Shoulder to shoulder 14" Length shoulder to hem front 36" Length shoulder to hem back 24.5"

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