A simple style 1850 to 1880's capelet,, in my opinion, a wonderful shade of blue. That primitive blue so many country folks admire. The fabric of the shoulder cape is made of a blend of wool and cotton or linen. The feel is soft and rather smooth to the touch. It is partially hand sewn as well as treadle machine. Constructed with V shaped seam on the back as well as the front. Full gathers over / at the shoulder seam. It is lined in a lining material just over the shoulders area and upper back. Wide flat pointed collar. The collar back also has an extra seam on the curvature from one side to the other. Maybe to form more of a stiffening. No fastening on the front opening, although a short placket which overlaps on the one side.
Measurements: The length from the neck line to hem is 14" long. 11" across from shoulder to shoulder.
Condition: As with wool, you will find some holes. Still for the age and material it is remarkable to have survived.