Dolman Cape

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1885-1888

GUSN

GUSN-53727

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

Descriptive Terms

capes (outerwear)
silk (fiber)
feather (material)
Cape
Cape

Inscription

1. Embroidered label at collar: ""Aurelly"" 2. Stamped buttons center front: ""M Depose 14 L'ECLAIR""

Maker

Aurelly (Manufacturer)
Deposé, Mon. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Paris?, France

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Montague

Accession Number

1944.236.1