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Description

Burgundy velvet; full cut; narrow band collar; dolman style sleeves w/out shoulder seam; piped cuffs w/ notch; 2 covered buttons w/ tassels at each cuff; hem trimmed w/ band of burgundy velvet & deep burgundy fringe; purple & brown striped, quilted silk lining; one pocket inside left side; hook & eye closure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1865
Inscriptions
Handwritten note attached to hanger: ""Crimson velvet coat/ about 1852-3/ A fur collar was worn over it.""
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
CAPE
capes (outerwear)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1931.297
GUSN
33893

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