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By the 1880s cloaks and mantles were still worn for warmth outdoors, but their shape had radically slimmed down from the 1860s, so as to follow the contour of the dress underneath. Mantles worn with evening dress were often trimmed with feathers, braid and beaded embroidery. This mantle is sleeved with wide cuffs and the back is shaped to fit over the bustle.

Details

  • Title: Mantle
  • Creator: Maison Dieulafait
  • Date Created: 1880/1885
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Weight: 2.60 kg weighted on the hanger inside tyvek bag
  • Provenance: Given by Count Adam Zamoyski
  • Medium: Silk plush, trimmed with marabou feathers, beaded embroidery and silk ribbon, lined with satin

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