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Object Detail


A hand sewn cape made from layered claret coloured silk decorated with blue, white and red floral motifs. Silk lines run through the fabric forming 10.5cm squares. The collar and both layers are bordered with a claret-coloured fringe. The cape fastens at the neckline with a small, modern, pearl button and an embroidered buttonhole. The front edges are bound with narrow ribbon.
Media/Materials
Production Date
Circa 1842
Primary Prod Period
1840s
Subject Category
Credit Line
This cape was worn by Mary Sampson, the wife of Charles Sampson, when she arrived in New Plymouth in the ship Timandra in 1842.
Accession No
A81.604

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