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Dolman Cape

Description

Green silk brocade cape in pinks, reds and gold metallic thread in floral spray motif. Two large brooches at front of simulated filigree and simulated gemstones. Hook and eye closure. Cape has green velvet dolman sleeves and green ostrich plumes around neck. Seven green silk grosgrain-covered buttons down front. Brocade panels down center end in two box pleat bustle panels. Lined with quilted irridescent satin of pink and orange. Salmon-colored silk ribbon at inside waist. Braided covered balls all around hem and around edge of bustle panels. One large interior pocket on left side. Maker's label "Aurelly" at inside collar.

Details

Maker
Aurelly (Manufacturer)
Deposé, Mon. (Manufacturer)
Date
1885-1888
Inscriptions
1. Embroidered label at collar: ""Aurelly"" 2. Stamped buttons center front: ""M Depose 14 L'ECLAIR""
Location of origin
Paris?, France
Object type
Clothing; Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cape
capes (outerwear)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1944.236.1
GUSN
53727

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