Cape

French
Third quarter 19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

55.5 x 67.5 cm (21 7/8 x 26 9/16 in.) Measured as worn on body for storage on hanger.

Accession Number

54.1406

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery, linen valenciennes lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cape of white mull with points in center front, open down center front, narrow turned back collar, collar and edges embroidered with fine white thread in small-scale design of stylized triangular leaves surrounded by interlacing serpentines of minute quatrefoils, around bottom of cape inside border design of sprays of roses, bottom edge and collar edge finished with Valenciennes lace; several small holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jessie Gordon Sherman in memory of her mother, Jessie Gordon Sherman