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Black dotted net short cape; high, round neck; deeply pointed center front and back; edges trimmed with bands of black velvet ribbon on varrious widths; narrow black Chantilly lace around neck; black silk fringe beneath widest velvet band.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Eleanor E. Barry

American, 19th century

Object Place

USA

Dimensions

75.5 x 92 cm (29 3/4 x 36 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

53.2247

Medium or Technique

Silk lace and net (Chantilly), silk velvet ribbon, silk woven fringe, and silk taffeta tab

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes