Super Rare Original 1920s Volup Art Deco Black Hooded Cape Cloak By Bonwit Teller
This incredible cape was made in the 1920s from the softest black wool (likely a cashmere blend) with a beautiful nap almost reminiscent of velvet. It was cut in a wonderful long length with a distinct shoulder yolk. Below the shoulder yolk areas of delicate shirring add volume to the body of the cape and give it lovely movement and flow. A single button fastens the cloak at the neck and an oversized collar can be worn either up as a hood or draping over the back. Inside, the cape is lined in black silk and has an inside pocket. There is also a maker’s label for Bonwit Teller & Co of Fifth Avenue New York, which matches the label used by this iconic store in the mid-1920s.
Due to the design this piece is very flexible in size but best for bust 44” or below to ensure the edges meet at the front
The cloak is in very good condition with only a few very minor flaws as pictured.