A wonderful, rare early piece, this fabulous capelet was entirely hand made with beautiful details from the c.1860-70 period. The rich history of advanced decorative textile work are evident in this delightful capelet's unmatched craftsmanship, found in only the finest of antique doll clothing -- you won't find such attention to detail in the newer stuff! Nicely-spaced bobbin construction makes it remarkably light, sure to look fabulous on your doll of choice! Early Huret era dolls, wood-bodied fashions, or china ladies will look absolutely stunning in this piece, brightening up the collection cabinet in which they proudly stand. Any collector who truly connects with and loves their precious dolls always seeks out a wardrobe fitting for them, and this capelet is bound to be at the top of someone's list!
Measurements: 4" from top to bottom. 18" from peak to peak, when flattened out. Closes with a button.
Condition: Excellent. The cotton is sturdy and supple, with a nice stark white color that is unstained and free of any damage. A beautiful piece, free of any issues to detract. For such an old piece, this capelet has held up remarkably well over the years!
PLEASE NOTE~ This listing is for the ACCESSORY only, not the doll. The only item you will receive is the shawl.
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**We now ship EVERY SINGLE ONE of our antique costume pieces in archival, museum quality, acid free tissue paper. We store them in an acid free, climate controlled environment, because we want you to get a textile that has been frozen in time. As curators of these antiques, we know how important it is for them to be as fresh for the next generation of students and enthusiasts as they were for us. This is factored into the price of our merchandise. We hope you can enjoy these rare finds for years to come, and we want to make sure that when they reach you, they are ready for careful love and display if you so chose, or to be stored in a destruction-free paper. Happy shopping!** LBS 9/10/16