Woman's cape, collar, and pair of sleeves

American
about 1855


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: United States

Dimensions

Center front (cape): 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.) Overall (collar): 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.) Overall (sleeve): 16.5 x 16.5 cm (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.908a-d

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave patterned with weft floats, buttons covered with embroidered silk plain weave; cotton plain weave lining; metal hooks

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cape, collar, and pair of short sleeves in figured taffeta with blue and white zig zags and other motifs with wide brown bands with ambré effect. Triangular cape with pinked and rouched self-fabric trim along edges and brown glazed cotton lining. Pleated collar with border ruffle and four overlapping bands of blue and white figured silk with blue circle motifs at bottom, five decorative fabric-covered buttons, seven metal hooks, and stiff black lining. Pair of short sleeves with three overlapping blue and white bands or ruffles, lined with brown glazed cotton.

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent