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Woman's short cape

about 1885

Object Place: France


Center front: 66 cm (26 in.) Center back: 50.8 cm (20 in.) Other (fringe): 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool twill with silk embroidery, metal beads, silk twill lining

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red wool cape embroidered in chain stitched yellow and white silk threads in paisley or boteh pattern; open down front with hook and eye closure, high round neck, center back cut in fitted lines in “princesse” style, fronts cut flaring toward lower edge which come to deep point in center, long rectangular panels over arms; lined with white silk twill, entire lower edge finished with purple, gold, and gray-green silk tassels; machine-stitched seams along front opening

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb