Muff

French
17th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

23.3 x 40 x 2.5 cm (9 3/16 x 15 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

43.1821

Medium or Technique

Figured silk moiré with silk and metal embroidery and metal braid, silk chiné, and wool, paper, and horsehair batting

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Muff with pendant flaps. White zigzag-figured silk rep embroidered with gilt-silver and silver yarns and wires, green, salmon, white, black floss silks in floral motifs on front; gilt-silver galloon trim. Green-yellow and blue clouded lustring or taffeta chiné lining. Flaps backed with blue striped yellow taffeta. Filled with horsehair and wool batting.

Provenance

Former Coll. G. Saville Seligman (London).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection