Shoulder cape (<sortie>) with lace collar, Anonymous, c. 1894 - c. 1900

Shoulder cape (<sortie>) with lace collar, Anonymous, c. 1894 - c. 1900

silk, c 540cm × l 60cm. More details

The French name for these richly decorated garments is a visite or sortie, a cape for visiting or going out, and designed for those who liked to hit the town looking their best. French terms such as these were common in Holland. This shoulder cape is decorated with coarse machine-made lace, without the detail of bobbin lace, and intended to impress from a distance.

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