Cape

1730-1769 (made)
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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).


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Materials and Techniques
Silk velvet, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and strips
Brief Description
Cape, silk velvet with embroidery in silver-gilt thread and strips, France, 1730-1769.
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).
Dimensions
  • Depth: 24.25in
  • Including fringe width: 59.75in
Style
Object history
Purchased. Registered File number 83871/1903.
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Accession Number
344-1903

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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