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A waist length cape

A waist length black velvet lined cape with black quilted silk, short standing collar, deep black silk fringe and crocheted edge around bottom, two front edges and entire bottom edge embroidered with balck silk in design of serpentine stems.

Credit Line

Gift of Ronald T. Lyman

American, about 1858

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Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet, quilted, crocheted, embroidered


Textiles and Fashion Arts