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Woman's hooded cape

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Black silk hooded cape with lace trim. Lace made in Ipswich, Massachusetts, silk fabric probably made in England.


Worn by donor's great-grandmother Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States (lace)

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 113 x 157.5cm (44 1/2 x 62in.) Other (lace trim on cape): 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.) Other (lace trim on hood): 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, glazed plain weave linen lining, silk lace, silk satin ties


Textiles and Fashion Arts