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Cotton cape

about 1835

Object Place: France


63 x 89.5 cm (24 13/16 x 35 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White sheer cotton cape gathered into small tab center back, designed to slip under belt, high round neck with V in front and open down front with two short lappets designed to be slipped under belt, tab like cape hanging from each side over arm, embroidered with white linen largely in back stitch shadow work with a few details in satin stitch in design of stylized broken branch from which spring small curling stems, leaves, and quatre foil blossoms.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell