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Evening cape

Department Store:
James McCreery & Company (American, New York, 1867–1954)
Date:
ca. 1895
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, jet
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Aldace F. Walker in memory of her son, Roberts Walker, 1943
Accession Number:
2009.300.101
Not on view
This style of round cape was de rigueur in the mid-1890s. The elaborate large-scale embroidery and delicate silk ruching amidst the alluring changeante velvet displays the rich opulence of the fashions of the period.
Marking: Label: "James McCreery & Co./New York"
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