Oui, mes cheres amis, this is the ultimate cape to enchant your favorite Enfantine era Poupee! A beautiful cape for a beautiful doll, this lovely accessory is made of super thin cream wool with a quilted silk lining, decorated with hand sewn bead trim and lovely contrasting black lace. It comes together so wonderfully, creating a striking addition to any collection. It has become extremely difficult to find textiles from the 1860's, let alone DOLL clothing from this period, so if you are collecting for an Enfantine, particularly on a budget, grab this cape before it disappears.
Our model is 21" and is also available in our shop! She's a fabulous all original snooded china lady, inventory number RLI-1090.
Condition: The cape is in structurally very good condition. However, there is some mothing (see photos.) The black lace was a beautifully done later addition; the lace at the middle of the cape is a spectacular c. 1860 hand made lace, and the other, an 1865-85 machine made black lace that just looks wonderful. A similar cape sold at the Blondinette D'Avranches sale for $800 in perfect condition, however, due to the minor mothing, this lovely piece is being very affordably offered at less than a fifth of that price!
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