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Antique Victorian c1880 Black Silk Beaded Cape

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Start price: $10

Estimated price: $100 - $200

Buyer's premium: 18%

Antique Victorian c1880 Black Silk Beaded Cape. This antique Victorian c1880 black cape from the Stern Brothers NYC features a shell made of tiered black silk moire edged in gathered narrow black silk ribbon. Each tier is beaded in a free form line pattern on plain black silk. The 2 piece fold over a rounded collar features the same finishes as the tiers. The cape has hook and eye closures along the front length of the garment and it is lined in plain black silk. Through holes in the neck you can see a still cheesecloth interfacing. Laying flat the cape measures: shoulders 17”, front length 16”, back length 25”. The piece is in fair condition with wear to the collar. Shattering silk at the neck, shoulders, and lining. The lining has come unsewn at the hem. 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.