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Object Name Cape
Date ca. 1895
Description Woman's short cape of white wool flannel, edged with gold braid and elaborately decorated with gold thread embroidery in a scroll and paisley design. Cape is lined with an ivory synthetic fabric, probably a later addition. Round neckline with standing collar. Gold button and loop closure at collar.
(Keywords: Fashion, Late Victorian, Gilded Age)
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. Bertram G. Garbe
Ownership and History This cape was reportedly owned by a member of the de Planque family.
Earliest Date 1890.0
Latest Date 1900.0
Subjects Clothing & dress
Embroidery
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number C01.3666
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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