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Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Short semi-circular cape

about 1800

Object Place: France


73.5 cm (28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; embroidered, velvet


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short semi-circular cape of very badly worn rose colored velvet, embroidered with silver tinsel over ground, powder of floral sprays, down sides of center front opening large-scale design of sprays of wheat in horns of plenty alternating with daisy and acorns, embroidered with several kinds of gold and silver metal thread and gold and silver sequins and clear paste paillets; lined with deep blue cotton cloth interlined with starched muslin, piece of blue satin ribbon sewn around neck; made of a number of pieces sewn together.


1950, gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend to the MFA (Accession date: May 11, 1950); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend