Woman's cape with collar

Woman's double pelerine

probably English, worn in America
1830s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably England

Dimensions

Overall: 60 x 94.6 cm (23 5/8 x 37 1/4 in.) Other (Center back): 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.853

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton, cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cape with collar attached at front, scrolled leaf and oak leaf design embroidered in satin and stem stitching and drawnwork, saw-toothed edges finished in buttonhole stitch

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone