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Woman's hooded cloak

Woman's hooded cape

American
early 19th century


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States (lace)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

99.664.74

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, glazed plain weave linen lining, silk lace, silk satin ties

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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

Provenance

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