1890s VICTORIAN jet beaded and HEAVY fringe mourning MANTLE cape 1800s vintage antique
INCREDIBLE heavily beaded and fringed mantle. Dripping with black beads and intricately patterned beadwork. Pointed cut shoulders drape beautifully. A wonderful example of this type of garment.
As you can see from the photos the outer material is threaded. However ! this garment has been relined with modern satin and it was well done. This makes it very sturdy and wearable and will prevent it from further decline as it has the proper structural backing now ! There is some bead and fringe loss. See photos.
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