Two piece cape and shawl, ca. 1855

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Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
  • Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
  • Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
  • Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
  • Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855
  • Two piece cape and shawl,  ca. 1855

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Description

In the mid-nineteenth century, wide crinolines restricted outerwear to wraps, shawls, capes, and easy fitting garments such as this wide, dark brown wadded coat. The voluminous matching cape is trimmed with deep bands of macrame cord knotting.

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About This Item

  • Title: Two piece cape and shawl, ca. 1855
  • Creation Date: circa 1855
  • Subject Date: circa 1855
  • State: ME
  • Media: silk, cotton
  • Dimensions: 86.360 cm x 110.490 cm
  • Local Code: 1999.236.043
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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