Cape or bertha

American
second quarter of 19th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

39.7 x 75.1 cm (15 5/8 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1053

Medium or Technique

Cotton net with cotton embroidery and cotton binding tape

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ivory cotton net embroidered with white cotton thread in minute design of flowers and grapes, pointed front and back, wider on shoulders, deep pointed scallops on edges.
Believed to have been worn by Mrs. Theodore Sedgwick of Stockbridge.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton