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Woman's cape, collar, and pair of sleeves

Cape, collar, and pair of short sleeves in figured taffeta with blue and white zig zags and other motifs with wide brown bands with ambré effect. Triangular cape with pinked and rouched self-fabric trim along edges and brown glazed cotton lining. Pleated collar with border ruffle and four...

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Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

American, about 1855

Place of Manufacture

United States

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front (cape): 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.) Overall (collar): 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.) Overall (sleeve): 16.5 x 16.5 cm (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.908a-d

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave patterned with weft floats, buttons covered with embroidered silk plain weave; cotton plain weave lining; metal hooks

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes