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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.

Construction:
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