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Woman's cape

American
mid-19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

78.5 cm (30 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.70

Medium or Technique

silk plain weave (taffeta)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short cape, circular in back with long lappets in front, made of dark green and dark brown changeable taffeta, bottom finished with long knotted fringe of green and brown silk, all edges trimmed with two bands of self material folded to resemble superimposed bells.

Provenance

American, Mid 19th century

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Madeleine French