Beautiful antique Victorian rich brown velvet dolman mantle cape coat featuring such a stunning floral paisley design and feathered trim! Believed to be circa 1890s, this antique cape coat is in extraordinary condition. She's styled with a fitted feather trimmed neckline extending past the bust on the right side with feathers trimming the entire length of the left side opening. Sleeves are set low typical of the dolman style during this period. Hook/eye closures down the front and fully lined in black silk. From a museum de-accession with their inventory number hand stitched into interior lining.
(Close-up of paisley is lightened to better show detail. Color is rich dark brown)
Label: Old hand written tape label written "Milda Dahl" at neckline; museum inventory label
Content: Velvet floral paisley design, silk
Best Fit: Small - Medium
Bust: up to 37"
Front Length: 32"
Back Length: 21 1/2"
Shoulder Width: 13 1/2"
Sleeve Length: Approx. 20 1/2" (Shoulder seam down to interior sleeve hem)
*Shown on dress form with 37" bust and 27" waist. Bust hard to measure due to low dolman set sleeves. I measured 35" but it fit my dress form at 37" as well.
Condition: Near Excellent!
Only thing to note is if some minor loss of feathers when handling.
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