Short cape

American
Third quarter 19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

42.5 cm (16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

52.1209

Medium or Technique

Silk; Organdy, taffeta, bobbin lace

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short cape pointed in center front and center back, white organdy (now somewhat yellowed), trimmed wiht bobbin lace insertions, tab like with pointed ends, greenish-blue taffeta ribbon tabs under lace insertions, double ruffle around bottom of cape, each edged with bobbin lace, taffeta bows at heading of ruffles and on center front point.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb