Cape of white muslin
Object Place: France
42.5 x 77.25 cm (16 3/4 x 30 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain-weave with cotton embroidery and linen bobbin lace trim and fabric covered metal buttons
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Cape of white muslin arranged in horizontal bands, the three lower ones with design of interlacing ribbon and floral serpentines, wide upper band or yoke and turned back collar embroidered in design of ribbon serpentine with elaborately stylized blossoms springing from serpentine to left and right, buttoned down center front, collar edge, bottom edge, and dividing lines between bands trimmed with flounce of bobbin lace, flounce of different lace down both sides center front.
Gift of Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot and Edward Jackson Lowell Ropes