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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and strips

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cape of red silk velvet, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and strips, pieces of foil and spangles. There is a repeating border of rococo scrollwork and floral devices. The main part of the cape is covered with a diaper of small floral and leafy stems and butterflies within pointed compartments formed by wavy bands with rosettes at the intersections. Along the bottom is a fringe of twisted silver-gilt thread, and at the neck a loop of plaited crimson silk cord with a fringed tassel. There is a cream-coloured silk lining (much torn).

Place of Origin

France (made)


1730-1769 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and strips


Depth: 24.25 in, Width: 59.75 in including fringe

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 83871/1903.

Descriptive line

Cape, silk velvet with embroidery in silver-gilt thread and strips, France, 1730-1769.


Silk (textile); Silver-gilt thread


Velvet weave; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


Textiles; Clothing; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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