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Object Name Cape
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1900
Description Length: 32”(back) 39” (front) shoulders 14”. Woman’s black velvet evening cape, heavily beaded with jet beads. Arm panels have black crochet net to which the beads are applied, beads are sewn onto the velvet on rest of the cape. Cape is bell shaped, with a high round collar and two extensions running down the front, tapering to a point. The edges of the extensions are elongated zigzags. cape has hook & eye closures in the front and a pink silk lining with a waistband.
Accession Number 1986.198