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Capelet

Description

Black silk and wool leno weave gauze body. Broad pleated self ruffle all around. Double ruffle at collar. Fully lined with black silk taffeta. Hook and eye closure at bottom. Black silk twill ribbon inside belt.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1899
Inscriptions
Stamped in gold on inside belt ""Mme Jenny Coulbeaut/Robes/28, Rue de Grammont, 28/Paris""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
gauze
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
CAPE
capes (outerwear)
gauze
Gauze
Hand Stitched
Leno Weave
machine-made
Mourning
mourning
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1969.5458
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
12981

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