This is a lovely antique Victorian era capelet, fashioned of a brown cotton velvet, and is silk lined. The piece is strong and in good wearable condition. The silk does have some shatter on the inside in the neckline area. It is wearable but will need replacement in the future. It also looks as though a trim were removed from the edges of each tier. The closure is a hook and eye closure and the piece is circular in design. It was most likely not only decorative, but worn for warmth. Neckline measures 16" around.