Women's cape

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1880-1920

GUSN

GUSN-191345

Description

Short women's cape made of long, dark brown fur. The cape has a wide collar that goes all the way around from the front to the back and folds down. There is a center opening with five metal loops on the left side and five hooks on the right. Just below the top hook and loop closure, there is a metal chain attached to the right side that has a clip on the end that attaches to a loop on the left side of the opening. The fur has a variegated appearance and has shiny top fur and a thick under fur of a lighter brownish gray color. At the bottom of the central opening, there are two dark brown tails hanging from each side. The inside of the coat is lined in an olive green silk. There are two small interior pockets, on either side of the opening. At the top along the neckline is a narrow strip of olive green silk attached at the ends to form a loop.

Details

Descriptive Terms

capes (outerwear)
silk (fiber)
fur
Cape

Inscription

"Harris" (handwritten)
"M.D. Phillips"
"Lamson & Hubbard / Manufg Furriers / BOSTON" (Blue label with yellow stitching and a crest)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P939

Maker

Lamson and Hubbard Company (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1359

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)