Women's Cape

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1865

GUSN

GUSN-33893

Description

Burgundy velvet; full cut; narrow band collar; dolman style sleeves without shoulder seam; piped cuffs with notch; two covered buttons with tassels at each cuff; hem trimmed with band of burgundy velvet and deep burgundy fringe; purple and brown striped, quilted silk lining; one pocket inside left side; hook & eye closure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

capes (outerwear)
velvet (fabric weave)
Cape
Cape

Inscription

Handwritten note attached to hanger: ""Crimson velvet coat/ about 1852-3/ A fur collar was worn over it.""

Additional Identification Number

1931.299

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Weld Faucon

Accession Number

1931.297