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Antique Victorian c1880 Black Mantle

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Start price: $10

Estimated price: $100 - $200

Buyer's premium: 18%

Antique Victorian c1880 Black Mantle. This antique Victorian c1880 mantle features a black silk shell with a high pleated collar, 2 tiers of wide handmade corded lace over black grosgrain silk flounce, extensive black glass trim at the neck and throughout the garment. The piece sits atop the shoulders and has a dramatic V shaped back panel that terminates in a large wide double black silk bow. As well as long front tabs. with large jet appliques that most likely had a dangling beaded fringe. There is a connecting elasticities band most likely added at a later date that would wrap around the wearer’s waist. There is a conservation effort to the inner neck where black acetate has been added for support. The mantle has a brown polished cotton lining and hook and eye closures down the front. Laying flat the mantle measures: shoulders 13”, length 33”. The mantle is in fair condition with losses to the black beading, 1 missing black silk shoulder flounce, and degraded silk. Please see the photos. If you have any doubt, please ask questions! We will provide extra pictures, or can schedule an in person or video conference preview at your convenience. In house Flat Rate Shipping of $20 is a domestic shipping estimate for first lot and includes insurance. We will gladly combine multiple lots for your convenience and economy. Each additional lot we can pack in the same box is $5 each. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for an International Shipping Quote BEFORE the auction.