Vintage 1940s Muskrat Fur Cape Size Medium to Large
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a 1940s vintage muskrat fur cape. The cape has a narrow shawl collar, padded shoulders, an arm opening at either side and a small slash pocket at either front side. It is cut very full, almost like a circle, very wide at the bottom. The cape is lined in a brown crepe fabric. It closes with two hooks and loops. Note the matched vertical pelts and the horizontal pelt at either bottom side - quite beautiful.
Sizing: No size is indicated as this was custom made, and although this should fit a range of sizes from medium to large, please rely on the following measurements for fit taking the thickness of the fur into account:
Shoulders: 16” across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Side length: 26” long from the shoulder seam
Bust: 56” around, but that would include your arms
Condition: It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tears or stains. There is a slight odour from years of storage, but an airing should take care of this. Muskrat is a water mammal - fur from water mammals such as mink and beaver are the most robust and last longer than other fur.
This is a rare 40s era fur cape - beautiful style, really very glamorous!