Maria Gallenga Metallic Griffin Print Cape

$2,800.00

Rare Antique 1910’s - 1920’s Maria Gallenga Cape. Exquisitely soft, black panne velvet block printed with gold and silver, mythical griffins and dragons. Long tassels with metallic crocheted knotting. Beautiful craftsmanship with piping along the front edge seams. Lined in tomato-red panne velvet. Darts at the shoulders for fit. From a private collection.

Maria Monaci Gallenga began her career in Florence in 1914. She was known for her use of velvet, a unique block-printing technique and Medieval motifs and patterns. She also had a particular fondness for cloaks and capes.

Mel’s Notes: This piece is unsigned, but the print is an exact match to a signed Gallenga jacket done in the same red as the interior of this one (ref: Whitaker Auctions, November 19th, 2005, Lot 905). The color-way and crocheted metallic and ruched ties reinforce the attribution (ref: Met Museum assescion no. 1991.187.7). A wearable piece of fashion history.

  • silk velvet
  • excellent condition; velvet is strong and extremely supple; stenciling and colors, bright and crisp; one 1/4 inch wear spot to the interior red velvet near the lower left front (see pics) as well as some minor surface wear at the tips of the red velvet interior; angled seam across the front on both sides where the fabric has been matched as closely as possible - not sure if this was done to keep the pattern on the back of the full sweep as intact as possible (it’s made from a single panel of fabric about 35” across), if it was done as a way to conserve fabric in order to use a single “dye lot” or if it was altered at some point

Fits: XS - S - M - L

14.5 - 15” shoulder / 20” overall front length / 25" overall back length

Model in photo is 5'9" + size XS

Fit Guide | Condition Guide | Store Policies | Shipping + Handling 

To determine your modern size, we recommend you compare your measurements to the ones on the chart below. Still unsure if a garment will fit?We recommend comparing the measurements in a given listing with those of a garment that fits you comfortably. 

HofW Size (Women): Bust: Waist: Hip:
XXS 31" - 33" 23" - 24" 33" - 34"
XS 33.5" - 35" 24.5" - 26" 34.5" - 36"
S 35.5" - 37" 26.5" - 28" 36.5" - 38"
M 37.5" - 39" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
L 39.5" - 41" 30.5" - 32" 40.5" - 42"
XL 41.5" + 32.5" + 42.5" +

 

HofW Size (Men): Chest: Waist Shoulder:
XS 34" - 36" 27" - 28" 17"
S 36" - 38" 29" - 31" 17.5"
M 38" - 40" 32" - 33" 18"
L 41" - 43" 34" - 35" 18.5"
XL 44" - 46" 36" - 38" 19"

 

HofW is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to comfortably purchase vintage items. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via the contact form.

*All HofW garments have been laundered or dry-cleaned unless otherwise noted and come with a custom cotton storage bag

  • Mint: Pristine with no signs of wear

  • Excellent: Usual signs of wear due to occasional use

  • Very Good: Surface flaws such as minor fading or staining (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Good: More noticeable flaws, such as tears or holes (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Fair: Probably best for a costume or study, but might still be wearable

Occasionally you may see the word “Deadstock” used in HoW listings. This is not a reference to condition, but rather an indication that the garment/item in question has never been used, and is sometimes in original packaging or with original tags. These items may still have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, but any visible flaws will be noted in the description.

ESTIMATED PROCESSING TIMES

within 3 days of original sale.

 

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES

North America: 3-5 business days

Europe: 1-4 weeks

Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-4 weeks

Asia Pacific: 1-4 weeks

Latin America and the Caribbean: 1-4 weeks

North Africa and the Middle East: 1-4 weeks

Sub-Saharan Africa: 1-4 weeks

We do our best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

 

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES

International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. If a package is returned due to the refusal to pay custom charges, you will be given the option repay the original shipping charge and have the package resent. Otherwise, you will forfeit your order and not be refunded. If you have any concerns, please make all inquiries before placing your order. 

 

SHIPPING METHODS

Domestic Orders ship via USPS Priority. First Class Mail is available on select items. All items over $150 will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, and all items over $300 will be shipped USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation.

International Orders ship via USPS Priority Mail or First Class International Mail. 

RETURNS/EXCHANGES

VINTAGE + Workroom: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for store credit on these items, with the exception of sale and intimates. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. Store credit is valid for up to one year from issue date.

NEW: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for a full refund (minus shipping) on these items. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. 

Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

 

BUYING VINTAGE

All items available in this vintage collection are at least 20 years of age and most have prior ownership, so they may not be 100% free of minor defects. Any noticeable flaws are included in item descriptions and photographs for buyer discretion.

FIT GUIDE

To determine your modern size, we recommend you compare your measurements to the ones on the chart below. Still unsure if a garment will fit?We recommend comparing the measurements in a given listing with those of a garment that fits you comfortably. 

HofW Size (Women): Bust: Waist: Hip:
XXS 31" - 33" 23" - 24" 33" - 34"
XS 33.5" - 35" 24.5" - 26" 34.5" - 36"
S 35.5" - 37" 26.5" - 28" 36.5" - 38"
M 37.5" - 39" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
L 39.5" - 41" 30.5" - 32" 40.5" - 42"
XL 41.5" + 32.5" + 42.5" +

 

HofW Size (Men): Chest: Waist Shoulder:
XS 34" - 36" 27" - 28" 17"
S 36" - 38" 29" - 31" 17.5"
M 38" - 40" 32" - 33" 18"
L 41" - 43" 34" - 35" 18.5"
XL 44" - 46" 36" - 38" 19"

 

CONDITION GUIDE

HofW is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to comfortably purchase vintage items. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via the contact form.

*All HofW garments have been laundered or dry-cleaned unless otherwise noted and come with a custom cotton storage bag

  • Mint: Pristine with no signs of wear

  • Excellent: Usual signs of wear due to occasional use

  • Very Good: Surface flaws such as minor fading or staining (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Good: More noticeable flaws, such as tears or holes (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Fair: Probably best for a costume or study, but might still be wearable

Occasionally you may see the word “Deadstock” used in HoW listings. This is not a reference to condition, but rather an indication that the garment/item in question has never been used, and is sometimes in original packaging or with original tags. These items may still have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, but any visible flaws will be noted in the description.

SHIPPING

ESTIMATED PROCESSING TIMES

within 3 days of original sale.

 

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES

North America: 3-5 business days

Europe: 1-4 weeks

Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-4 weeks

Asia Pacific: 1-4 weeks

Latin America and the Caribbean: 1-4 weeks

North Africa and the Middle East: 1-4 weeks

Sub-Saharan Africa: 1-4 weeks

We do our best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

 

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES

International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. If a package is returned due to the refusal to pay custom charges, you will be given the option repay the original shipping charge and have the package resent. Otherwise, you will forfeit your order and not be refunded. If you have any concerns, please make all inquiries before placing your order. 

 

SHIPPING METHODS

Domestic Orders ship via USPS Priority. First Class Mail is available on select items. All items over $150 will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, and all items over $300 will be shipped USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation.

International Orders ship via USPS Priority Mail or First Class International Mail. 

STORE POLICIES

RETURNS/EXCHANGES

VINTAGE + Workroom: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for store credit on these items, with the exception of sale and intimates. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. Store credit is valid for up to one year from issue date.

NEW: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for a full refund (minus shipping) on these items. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. 

Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

 

BUYING VINTAGE

All items available in this vintage collection are at least 20 years of age and most have prior ownership, so they may not be 100% free of minor defects. Any noticeable flaws are included in item descriptions and photographs for buyer discretion.

Vendor: Antique

Maria Gallenga Metallic Griffin Print Cape

$2,800.00