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Woman's cape

Woman's cape with high stand-up collar and small attached capelet. Oyster wool melton embroidered with twister-ribbon gilt-metal and white silk braid and white silk and gilt-metal yarns in floral motif (orchids?). Edged with gray sheared mouton. Pair of hooks and eyes at top front. White silk...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George A. Marks

probably American, about 1800–1900

Object Place

probably United States

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts