I just acquired some items that date to the civil war era, most of the items are black. This is a net, sequin and jet neck piece, there may be some beads or sequins missing but it is hard to find them, the band does have quite a few missing beads. I see no damages, there are hook and eye closures. The top is 13" across and the piece is 12 1/2" long. The bottom was hard to measure but is about 48" wide. The jet beads need a light clean with a damp cloth, I cleaned some of them this way but I don't have the time to do the entire piece.