Stole or scarf

Object Number: 
1946.128
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 66 x 19 1/2 in. ( 1 x 167.6 x 49.5 cm )
Description: 
Handmade black taffeta stole with dropped, curved back; floral, leaf and scroll pattern embroidered throughout, outside edges trimmed with handmade bobbin lace with scalloped, beaded edge; stole lined with black satin.
Gallery Label: 
This stole belonged to Helen Phelps Stokes (Mrs. James Stokes) of New York City. Her husband was a merchant, banker, and a large real estate owner; he was the founder of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, and the first treasurer of the board of trustees of the YMCA.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Helen Phelps Stokes through Mrs. Robert Hunter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group