Woman's cloak

Woman's scarf or shawl

American
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 55.2 x 167 cm (21 3/4 x 65 3/4 in.) Other (ruffle width): 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.87

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White cloak or scarf with fluted ruffle, cloth label marked “40” sewn to corner, (probably worn draped over shoulders with ruffle folded over)

Markings

Cloth label marked "40" sewn to corner

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone