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Mantle

Mantle

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1820s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Patterned silk with velvet trim

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs F. Allen

  • Museum number:

    T.167-1930

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Purple patterned silk trimmed with black velvet. The mantle has double capes (the upper and smaller cape is of velvet) and long tight sleeves. The front is cut straight down and turns back on each side. The back is pleated. The pattern of the fabric is a close vertical pattern of wavy leafy stems of fern-like (or seaweed-like) character. The mantle is lined with silk of a similar colour and is padded.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1820s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Patterned silk with velvet trim

Dimensions

Length: 57 in back, Width: 19 in between shoulders

Object history note

Registered File no. 1930/10261.

Descriptive line

Women's; Purple silk, quilted; England; 1820s.

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Velvet weave; Sewing; Patterned weave

Subjects depicted

Ferns

Categories

Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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