dating velvet(?) collar/capelet

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Robin of Frocksley, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Robin of Frocksley

    Robin of Frocksley Registered Guest

    I recently was given this piece and am completely out of my depth with it. Hoping you kind folks can help.

    It is a collar (or maybe a capelet? Lol, help!)

    My only gut feeling is that it is possibly older than most of the pieces I acquire.

    Any thoughts would be lovely, thanks!

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  2. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

  3. It dates to the very early 1900s or perhaps 1890s.
     
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  4. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    I agree, it looks circa 1900 to me, give or take a couple of years in either direction.

    The material is a plush, related to velvet but with a much higher pile. Probably silk plush.
     
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  5. Robin of Frocksley

    Robin of Frocksley Registered Guest

    Thank you so much for the responses!

    I never find pieces this old and am totally out of my depth with antique clothing. Would this have been worn as outerwear, I assume?

    Thank you, Barbara, for identifying the material! It does have the feel of silk (as opposed to cotton)

    So thrilled with all the info. Thanks again!
     

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