The fabric is not velvet, but a soft woven fabric with a soft nap, and this is a spring/autumn weight piece. There is a good chance that the buttons are not original to this piece, but they are in excellent condition.
Fully stranded pelts with a single hook fastening. The cape is in good overall condition but obviously it has been worn. This cape dates from the early 1940's. There are also a couple of very minor repairs which is to be expected with a cape of this age but these are not noticeable.