SOLD -- Victorian Chantilly Lace and Silk Mourning Cape
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Mourning fashion came into being following the death of Great Britain's Prince Albert in 1861. His wife, Queen Victoria, went into a deep mourning and depression and wore her widow's weeds until her death in 1901.
Members of the lower classes, looking to emulate this proper and royal etiquette, adopted the queen's mourning traditions and hence Victorian mourning fashion came into being.
This exquisite cape will certainly have you feeling like a queen and it is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! It is fashioned in a luxurious black silk and topped with layers upon layers of intricate scalloped edge Chantilly lace. It has 2.5-inch wide silk ribbon accents that are topped with brown flecked spiral corded appliques and a high lace and silk collar.
Cape hooks at the neck and has two long silk and lace ribbon tails trailing down the front.
Total Length: 14"
Condition: Very Good
There is one small break in the lace ribbon tails on front. The silk lining is starting to separate and shred near the collar. It is not visible from the outside.
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