Cape

Object Number: 
1949.151
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Silk, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 61 1/4 x 41 in. ( 7.6 x 155.6 x 104.1 cm )
Description: 
Black velvet cape lined with quilted black silk; the back is rounded, with wide lapets at the front, outer edge is embroidered with black silk floss and glass beads in a floral and scroll design, bordered by zig-zag pattern.
Gallery Label: 
This cape belonged to Mrs. Howell Cobb, who was the mother of Mary Horn Lamar Cobb Erwin, the founder of the Southern Cross of Honor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Lamar Erwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group