1856 Article Princess Mantelet Victorian Cape Fashion Pattern Instructions YPM2


"The Princess Mantelet"

This is an original 1856 two-page (1 page, double-sided) black and white print article by Emily H. May, with an in-text wood engraving, for making this mantelet inspired by the Princess Royal of England. Please note that this includes the instructions, and the pattern on the verso (not shown).


This 157+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 9.25 inches; 14 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of hand-colored steel engraved Victorian fashion plates, plus steel engravings on topics dear to the Victorian heart. Dating from 1856 this collection provides an authentic look at women's and children's fashions in the Antebellum period. These plates and prints are certain to be of interest to costume historians and designers, as well as 21st century fashionistas.