Antique Victorian Mourning Shawl Jet Beaded Black Silk Voile Mantelet or Capelet
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
From the Victorian era here is a mourning shawl or mantelet, beautifully constructed of silk, ribbon and voile and accented with jet beading. The piece is circle cut, very wide at the bottom and has a collar. It has a single hook and eye closure at the neck. The piece is lined in silk.
Age: Late Victorian era, circa 1880 - 1900.
Sizing: This should fit a range of sizes. The piece measures 15 1/2” around the neckline and flares out to 158” along the bottom edge full extended (it falls in pleats).
Condition: This has been very well preserved. There is one teensy hole in the silk underliner.
Gorgeous piece of Victorian accessory clothing - just lovely to look at!