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Opera cloak

mid-19th century

Object Place: United States


13 x 13 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool twill; appliqued, with silk plain weave lining

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Opera cloak of fine pink wool twill, wide back of one piece of material, each front of single piece seamed to back along sloping shoulder line, curving up at elbow, open down center front, fastened with ribbon tie at neck, and buttons below turned back collar, all edges trimmed with points of white wool twill edged with white silk narrow braid, lined with pink taffeta and padded with wool fleece; a number of small moth holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Rodman Peabody