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Semi-circular cape of blue ribbed tabby silk velvet. Slightly longer at the centre back than at the sides, and with floral decoration in black silk velvet pile. Large bunches of flowers tied with ribbon and connected by smaller swags, rise from the hem while delicate swags hang from the neck of the cape, and a trail of flowers and ribbon connect the two along each front opening. Black velvet ribbon is applied at the neck and front openings and there is a 7 inch black silk fringe with narrow velvet ribbon applied over its braid. The pile warp threads are cut away in the back. Unseamed. There are two darts to shape it at the neck. Fastening with a loop between two black silk buttons at the neck.

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  • Title: Cape
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1855/1864
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 29.75 in neck to hem, centre back, without fringe, Length: 75.5 cm neck to hem, centre back, without fringe
  • Provenance: Given by Mrs Joyce Maycock
  • Medium: Silk velvet, velvet ribbon

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