Fashion perfect for riding in a one horse open sleigh, this is an original Victorian black silk velvet cape, circa 1890's, featuring silk applique detailing along the front bodice creating a border around the entire cape. A frilly double ruffle black silk ribbon ruff collar is inset with handmade black lace. Silk ribbon attached around the collar creates a bow in front of the neck hook and eye closure. Black silk broadcloth lining. Measurements: Shoulder to shoulder-23" Bottom extended-43 1/2"; Length: 23" center of the back from collar base to hemline. Condition: Rare to find a garment of this age in such good condition. Little wear with minimal lace damage.