Woman's hooded cape

Black silk hooded cape with lace trim. Lace made in Ipswich, Massachusetts, silk fabric probably made in England.


Worn by donor's great-grandmother Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's hooded cape

  • American, early 19th century
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Manufacture
Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States (lace)
Place of Manufacture
probably Massachusetts, United States
Overall: 113 x 157.5cm (44 1/2 x 62in.) Other (lace trim on cape): 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.) Other (lace trim on hood): 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Plain weave silk, glazed plain weave linen lining, silk lace, silk satin ties
Accession Number
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