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Theater cape

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A short full theater cape with two long rectangular lappets in front, main part of cape of gray velvet, lined throughout with pink faille, gathered yoke at top of faille overlaid with elaborate relief bobbin lace made with linen, gold, and green metallic yarns, short gathered standing collar...

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Worn by Mary Cabot Briggs

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. L. Cabot Briggs, in memory of his mother, Mary Cabot Briggs

French, About 1890

Object Place

Paris, France


65 cm (25 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faille, velvet, bobbin lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts