Silk, jet beads
Overall: 46 1/2 x 48 x 1 in. ( 118.1 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm )
Black silk cape with a short round collar trimmed with jet beads and black braid; two arm openings with short round sleeves trimmed with jet beads and black braid; three decorative buttons with embroidered covers sewn on the opening over the breast.
Gift of Mrs. Ralph H. Grinnell
This cape was part of the trousseau of Charlotte Esther Wilcox (1823-1907), the donors' grandmother, who married John B. Wilcox in 1854.
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