Opera cloak, Lord & Taylor (American, founded 1826), silk, American

Opera cloak

Department Store:
Lord & Taylor (American, founded 1826)
Date:
1850s
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Josephine Mingle Tennant, 1953
Accession Number:
C.I.53.2
Not on view
This opera cloak of ivory colored ribbed silk with gold metallic soutache braid embroidery, edged with silk tassels suggests North African dress in its palette and details.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.