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Designed to be worn over large sleeves fashionable during the 1890s, this silk taffeta shoulder cape features a standing collar with black lace and pleated satin ribbon. The collar is adorned with a double row of black jet beads. Five pointed decorative panels are also trimmed with jet beading. The silk fabric is patterned with a woven curved leaf or feather design.
About This Item
- Title: Late century cape, ca. 1895
- Creation Date: circa 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Media: silk, jet, cotton
- Dimensions: 53.975 cm x 106.680 cm
- Local Code: 1993.300.597
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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