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Shoulder Cape

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Semi-circular piece of bobbin net, ornamented with five rows of narrow, machine-made lace. Blue silk ribbon forms the tie and joins cape in a shallow V along the top where it is covered with bobbin net and more rows of lace. Net and lace browned; a few brown stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

American, 1850–1900

Object Place



63 x 160 cm (24 13/16 x 63 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen bobbin net, linen machine-made lace, cotton woven tape, and silk satin ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts