Opera cape, womans, silk / metallic thread / fur, made by Liberty and Company, London, England, 1920-1925
Full length opera cape of possibly hand painted silk in pinks, blues and greens with metallic brocade of weft threads creating a surface design of flowers and leaves. Design rises from just above the hem, dwindling as it rises toward the neck. Shaped across the shoulders, the cape gathers at the neck with a centre front opening fastening at neck with long tabs with teardrop shaped weighted ends. The dark brown fur collar is secured when folded over with press studs at each underside corner. Cape is fully lined in a gold coloured metallic silk with a patch pocket at wearers inside right front.
Manufacturer's fabric label at inside back neck, woven, royal coat of arms 'LIBERTY / LONDON'