A short small cape

American
1885–90


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

90.5 x 57 cm (35 5/8 x 22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1655

Medium or Technique

Silk faille, cotton lace, silk ribbon, and jet bead embroidery

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A short small cape of black silk machine made leace and black silk faille; high standing collar, center front and back panels tapering to waistline of black faille, hooked down center front with opening trimmed with black lace, wing capes over sleeves of black lace, jet bead embroidery at shoulder seams and around base of collar, short peplum in back trimmed with black silk ribbon bow, a black silk ribbon bow in front at edge, narrow black silk ribbon tie around waist.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marjorie W. Childs