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Woman's cape

probably American
about 1800–1900


Object Place: probably United States

Dimensions

127 cm (50 in.)

Accession Number

1978.504

Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s cape with high stand-up collar and small attached capelet. Oyster wool melton embroidered with twister-ribbon gilt-metal and white silk braid and white silk and gilt-metal yarns in floral motif (orchids?). Edged with gray sheared mouton. Pair of hooks and eyes at top front. White silk satin lining with two gathered pockets at front center.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George A. Marks