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Object Name Cape
Description Lady's black beaded shoulder cape.

Round neckline with stand up collar covered with a frill if black cotton lace with a narrow braid along the centre. Cape fabric is black rayon? in a small geometrical design and the beadwork outlines the design. Front opening cape with hooks and eyes (some missing). Cape has shoulder darts to give shaping.
There is a frill of black lace around the bottom of the cape.
Cape is lined with black silk. Loop for hanging centre back at neck.

Machine and hand sewn. some repairs made by hand in navy thread.
Year Range from 1870
Catalogue Number 2011/042.02
Dimensions W-54 L-36 cm
People Richards, Mary