Cape

American
1850s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 87.3 x 134.6 cm (34 3/8 x 53 in.)

Accession Number

50.3220

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta) and net, with silk velvet ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short cape with yoke of black taffeta; trimming of yoke and gathered skirt of cape made of broad bands of black net trimmed with narrow black velvet ribbon, some arranged in horizontal stripes and some in cross-bars; yoke and lower edge of skirt also trimmed with black silk fringe.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Quincy W. Wales