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Woman's cape

American
about 1855
Worn by Georgiana Welles (Sargent) (American, 1818–1879)


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: United States

Dimensions

Center Front: 88.3 cm (34 3/4 in.) Center back: 72.4 cm (28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.910

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), applied silk woven trim

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Blue-gray taffeta cape with narrow bands of woven scalloped trim, piping along sholders to elbow openings

Provenance

Probably belonged to Georgiana Welles (Mrs. John O.) Sargent (born 1818); Inherited by her daughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent