Gorgeous Victorian, 1890s french mourning cape with jet beading and lace trimming

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Ornate little Victorian 1890s mourning cape from France! This gorgeous cape has some delicate jet beading details around the collar and different types of lace trimming around the collar and over the shoulders. I found this beauty in a car boot sale in France, it was just hanging up on a fence and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it! I think that mourning attire is often in good condition as these were items that were worn only special occasions and therefore they took care of them.

This cape is in very good condition for its age! It looks like it used to have a little bit of linning but the previous owner must have cut it out, however it doesn't show or change the shape of the cape. The lace and beading are in very good condition. In this case, I have not washed it or dry cleaned it as I'm afraid I might damage it.

This cape is a one size fits all and fastens with a hook and eye around the neck.

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