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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.

Label: None

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!