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A short small cape

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A short small cape of black silk machine made leace and black silk faille; high standing collar, center front and back panels tapering to waistline of black faille, hooked down center front with opening trimmed with black lace, wing capes over sleeves of black lace, jet bead embroidery at...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marjorie W. Childs

American, 1885–90

Object Place



90.5 x 57 cm (35 5/8 x 22 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk faille, cotton lace, silk ribbon, and jet bead embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts