Collectibility Rating: 135
Collector: Tomorrow's Envy

Antique Victorian Cloak, Grands Magasins Du Louvre, Fichus & Pelerines, Paris circa 1890-1900

 

The cloak was originally purchased at Grands Magasins du Louvre in Paris.  Here  is an excerpt from Wikipedia.  

"Les Grands Magasins du Louvre, initially Les Galeries du Louvre, a department store in ParisFrance, was founded in 1855, three years after its competitor, Le Bon Marché. Under new management as the Société du Louvre, it closed definitively in 1974. At present, the building houses the Louvre des Antiquaires, a conglomeration of antiques shops, as well as offices. Les Grands Magasins du Louvre had inspired Émile Zola in his novel Au Bonheur des Dames (1883)."

 

Grand deep yellow silk velvet decorated with hand knotted silk fringe and handsewn black beads and sequins in striking patterns.  The folding ruched velvet collar detail with lengthy beaded glass fringe tassels at each shoulder allow some versatility in how the cape can be worn.  

This style is all original with its silk flap lining attached at the collar  which covers a dense cotton fiber pad and also keeps the label fashionably hidden from view. Closes at the neck with a single hook and eye. Can be worn today with a short or long black dress to a holiday party, opera, musical, or Broadway play. A timeless piece!  

Condition:  Excellent.  Dare we call it near mint!  Est. 1890-1900 --Well preserved. The cape is thick and of good weight.  Bead loss is miniscule.  Cape measures 38 inches at the bust. 48 inches from shoulder to bottom fringe.  Collar is 12 x 20 inches. Fringe at the hem measures 13 inches. Bottom circumference is 66 inches!  *Provenance to be verified.

 

Please contact us for price or other questions.

 

 

Collector: Tomorrow's Envy


Items Details

Tags: antique, Victorian, cloak, fichus, pelerines, cloaks

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