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Cape

American
about 1890


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

53.5 cm (21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2534

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short cape; circular cut with points and wide turned-back lapels in front; made of black silk machine-made net over pale lavender-and-green shot figured shilk twill; all-over design, embroidered with green and jet sequins and jet beads, of three small green dots alternating with black jet and sequin loops; standing collar trimmed with black satin ribbon bow; machine-made lace frill down fronts; black machine-made lace ruffle around bottom; lined with black taffeta.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harriman Apsley Reardon