Rare 1850s Chantilly black lace full length evening cape

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Rare 1850s bobbin lace full length cape, from Chantilly (France), most often seen in the triangular shape of a shawl, this is a long full length cape...Open front cape has shaped neckline and falls to a long very full hem...The dresses of the period had full wide skirts and this cape would have looked dramatic when worn over such a dress...Lovely foliate design...The perfect garment for making an entrance public or private...Black silk/flax thread...In excellent condition for it's age, a few tiny breaks that have to be held to the light to be seen...Entirely wearable, but with care as lace will attach itself to jewelry and other sharp objects!

Measurements are:
Center neck back to hem back 55"
Width of hem 210"
Details
Designer
Unknown
Place of Origin
France
Period
Late 19th Century
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Marked Size
OS (US)
Dealer Location
West Palm Beach, FL
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU284248670
Address
Palm Beach Vintage
3623 South Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach FL 33405
US
1stdibs Dealer since 2012 Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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