Stunning Victorian mourning shawl or cape. That gorgeous jet beading and looped velvet trim! High neck, narrow shoulders, buttons down the front and a tie inside at the back that comes round front to add shape to the back. No label. I'd say one size fits most except in the shoulder area. So do check that measurement.
Excellent vintage condition, especially given its age. Still very, very wearable. Maybe 3 or 4 pinholes, nothing bigger than that. The beading seems to be all or mostly intact. Some of the velvet looping has come a bit loose but that doesn't detract from the fabulousness of this, though you cold add a stitch or two here or there if you want. The only real thig to note is in the center back on either side of that incredible trim. There's a scattering of yellowish spots, looks like something got on this and faded the black. It doesn't bother me so I wasn't going to risk trying to re-dye it. But probably spot dyeing it with a q-tip or something would work.
Measurements when lying flat.
As this is so open and asymmetrical measurements are rather random and difficult to get. Its one size fits most I'd say. Please ask for anything specific you're wondering size wise, I'm happy to oblige.
Shoulder to shoulder: 12.75" thats seam to seam. Where the actual fabric goes is: 15" This is supposed to be narrow, so bear that in mind.
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my utmost best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected, and there are occasionally small things I won't deem worthy of note. Please feel free to send me a missive with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.