Late century cape, ca. 1895

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Late century cape, ca. 1895
Late century cape, ca. 1895
Late century cape, ca. 1895
Late century cape, ca. 1895
Late century cape, ca. 1895
Late century cape, ca. 1895
Late century cape, ca. 1895
  • Late century cape, ca. 1895
  • Late century cape, ca. 1895
  • Late century cape, ca. 1895
  • Late century cape, ca. 1895
  • Late century cape, ca. 1895
  • Late century cape, ca. 1895

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Description

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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
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