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Object ID 1933.016.001
Object Name Cape
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of the Estate of Samuel Miller through Miss Nellie Miller
Year Range from 1865
Year Range to 1870
Description Hand-stitched ladies' cape made from peach and brown printed silk taffeta in an ombre vertical striped pattern. The lining is brown polished cotton and all the edges are trimmed with a 2" wide band of silk fringe that has a vertical striped pattern in white and purple/peach thread. It has six front hook and silk thread eye closures (all hooks but two now missing). It has a high, untrimmed neckline.
Dimensions W-27 L-22 inches
Dimension Details Length not including fringe, which adds another 2".
Subjects Clothing & dress
Capes (Clothing)
Search Terms Capes
Nineteenth Century
Material Silk taffeta; polished cotton lining