Two ladies with a beautiful cloth of gold (real gold, not the cheap metallic stuff) cope walked in to the store where I work. It is well over a hundred years old, and they are going to restore it. The cloth of gold is good, as is the fabulous embroidery, but the lining is molding and disintegrating. The gold embroidery is done over bits of wood in most cases, and over what looked like stuffed cloth or cotton in some. My word but it is gorgeous.
The pelican in her piety is in great shape, the silver untarnished, the stitches perfect. I have not seen gold fringe like that before... Slk I think, like rayon chainette only so much better.