Help please with dating label of vintage fur cape

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  1. purpleygirl

    purpleygirl Registered Guest

    Hello, I would appreciate help please with dating the label of this black sheared rabbit fur vintage cape. The look and construction seems to me to be around 40s/50s. Thank you for any help you can give me.
     

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  2. purpleygirl

    purpleygirl Registered Guest

    Thank you for your reply Deborah. Here are some pics of the cape.
     

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  3. purpleygirl

    purpleygirl Registered Guest

    Does anyone have any ideas on this please?
     
  4. peaceful vintage

    peaceful vintage Administrator Staff Member

    Hello, Can you please show me brighter images of the fur itself and show me a full photo of the lining?

    Thank you.
     
  5. purpleygirl

    purpleygirl Registered Guest

  6. Ranch Queen Vintage

    Ranch Queen Vintage Trade Member

    From the silhouette, collar, construction and label font, I'm thinking 1940s, but possibly earlier.
     
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  7. peaceful vintage

    peaceful vintage Administrator Staff Member

    Hi again,

    Late 30s/Early 40s but the bunny rabbit was safe in this case as the fur type is sheared muskrat.
     
  8. purpleygirl

    purpleygirl Registered Guest

    Thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it. Glad to hear the bunny was safe!! I would never have known it was sheared muskrat.
     
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  9. peaceful vintage

    peaceful vintage Administrator Staff Member

    Yep, the zig zagging lines are actually the edges of the pelts and is often how muskrat is crafted.

    Rabbit pelts are generally crafted in large square blocks and it’s sometimes hard to see the edges at all.
     
  10. purpleygirl

    purpleygirl Registered Guest

    Great to know. Many thanks.
     
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