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Fur jacket and muff

Fur jacket and muff

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sealskin fur and silk braid

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr Smyth Wood

  • Museum number:

    T.219&A-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's short winter jacket in brown sealskin fur. Double-breasted, and is hip length at the sides and front but dips to a shallow point at the centre back. The shape is slightly flared from the shoulders and hangs loosely. The sleeves are set into the armholes and are wrist-length. The jacket has a collar with small lapels and closes in the front sealskin covered buttons connected with frog fastenings. There are three large hooks and eyes so that the jacket can fasten to the left. There is also a hook in the fur on the right hand shoulder to fasten the collar down. Unlined.

Muff made of matching far and narrows at the base and at the two ends. Not stuffed and unlined.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Sealskin fur and silk braid

Dimensions

Weight: 1.76 kg weight on the hanger inside tyvek bag

Descriptive line

Woman's winter jacket in sealskin fur and matching muff, Great Britain, ca. 1870

Materials

Sealskin; Braid

Categories

Day wear; Fashion; Women's clothes; Textiles; Accessories

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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