Child's coat and cape (coat)

About 1860

Object Place: USA


54 x 77 cm (21 1/4 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton dimity with cotton embroidery, wool braid trim and mother-of-pearl buttons

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



(a) coat, high round neck, bound with linen, open down front with two small pearl buttons at top, widely sloping shoulders, long full sleeves gathered into turned back cuff; (b) long circular cape, open down front with single button at high round neck, turned back collar, cuffs on (a) and all edges of (b) finished with irregular scallops embroidered with white linen thread and trimmed with looping of narrow black wool braid.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham