The very definition of luxury, this couturier cape is a singular treasure! A piece that has been in my private stock for over 20 years, this amazing cape was purchased from an estate that housed outstanding poupees and fine French dolls from all eras, and it has not aged a day since I first laid eyes upon it. A true relic from the 'Golden Age' of poupees, the classic 1870-1880 period when the slender, lady faced poupees were in production by Jumeau, Gaultier, Barrois and other firms, this cape was made to grace the shoulders of a true princess. Starting with a luxuriant dark cherry silk velvet, embelished in strips of hand done black jet beading, trimmed with a ruched jubilee of black tissue silk around the edge and collar, finished with a cream silk lining, and a black silk ribbon bow... This sumptuous piece is just a treasure for those who appreciate these amazing textiles! I love petting this lush velvet... An outstanding piece for a large array of dolls in many sizes, if you collect and have wardrobe pieces that your poupees share, I would suggest serious consideration of this amazing cape, as its wonderful size and exquisite quality makes it so versitile and so displayable, it will quickly become a favorite among you and your ladies. I just cant get over how lush this velvet is! It is hard for me to part with so wonderful an example, but I am sure that this cape will be well loved and well worn by its glamorous new owner! ~Please note that neither of the dolls pictured are included in the sale of this cape.~
~This perfect cape is available in layaway! Take up to 8 months to pay for this amazing cape. We promise you will not be disappointed with the amazing quality and rare, historical prominence of this delicious accessory.~
Measurements: Shoulder to shoulder can be anywhere from 5-8" Length of cape from collar to edge, 5.5"
Condition: The piece is in excellent display condition, in structurally excellent shape. The silk lining is threaded at this point, visible in the interior image, but this does not detract or infringe upon the beauty and quality of this wonderful piece. What can I say? This cape is divine!
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