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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.
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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