Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890

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Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
  • Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
  • Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
  • Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
  • Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
  • Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
  • Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
  • Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890

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Description

Shoulder frills and a high lace trimmed collar distinguish this late 19th century cape. The cream-colored flannel cape is accented with purple velvet. A wide purple silk ribbon neck tie matches the silk lining.

A label stitched to the interior collar stated: "WATERLOO HOUSE & SWAN & EDGAR LTD. / PICCADILLY & REGENT ST. / LONDON." The Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar was a large London department store in Piccadilly Circus. The name changed to Swan & Edgar in 1896, which helps date the cape.

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About This Item

  • Title: Waterloo House & Swan & Edgar cape, London, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Local Name: Piccadilly Circus
  • Town: London
  • Media: wool, silk, cotton
  • Dimensions: 79.375 cm x 156.210 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.300.406
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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