This little cape really dies echo the era perfectly with the shape of its shoulders and the clasp. The Persian lamb is smooth rather than the curly type, really glossy. The label is also very much of the era, and the sumptuous black lining has a stripe detail and shaped neckline seam at the back.
ANTIQUE MUSEUM QUALITY VICTORIAN 1890c UNDERTAKERS BLACK BEAVER LAMB FUR WITH MINK SHAWL COLLAR AND TRIM TO HEM. GENTLEMEN WOULD WEAR THESE THROWN OVER THEIR EVENING SUITS, DRAPED OVER ONE SHOULDER WHEN WEARING BOHEMIAN DRESS, AND WERE VERY MUCH FAVOURED BY THE MAIN FUNERAL PALLBEARER OVER THEIR MOURNING SUITS.