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It's difficult to judge the size of a cape and this one should fit from a small through at least medium. The back length measures 25 3/4 ' from the base of the collar.
Gorgeous VICTORIAN Black Satin Cape with Chantilly Lace -ca 1890 . This Beautiful evening cape is simplicity itself - or as simple as the Victorians could be! Completely handmade of gorgeous black satin with a DOUBLE row of 4 1/2 INCH black Chantilly Lace surrounding your shoulders! Completely lined in black silk and a dramatic standup collar. (I guess you could wear the collar down if you want to!). These capes were made to cover the very puffy leg-o-mutton sleeves of the era so would stand out more around the shoulders than the pictures show. The main body of the cape and all the lace appear to be in excellent condition with the exception of one 1/4 x 3/4' surface spot (not hole) on the back of the cape that needs attention. When held to the light some very slight age spotting can be seen on the interior silk lining (totally unnoticeable when worn or even just handled). The major issue with the cape is wear and browning that show around the collar and - to a lesser extent - down the front edge along the 5 hooks & eye closures. Trim (or more lace) could easily cover these areas. THIS IS A STURDY, OUTSTANDING GARMENT THAT COULD BE WORN OR ADD TO A PERSONAL COLLECTION. ---- WOULD BE GREAT FOR CIVIL WAR REENACTING