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Woman's Muff, ribbon embroidery

1825-1835
Origin: America, Pennsylvania
OW: 15"; circumference: 19"
Silk with silk and metallic embroidery, metal beads, and applied silk, wool, and cotton textiles
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1958-408
Muff of pale blue silk satin with silk draw-ribbon ends, lined with white silk and decorated with an oval medallion outlined with gilt beads. Design in medallion depicts a flower basket with multicolored naturalistic flowers made of silk crepe, ribbons, and embroidery floss. Flowers (tulips, roses, primroses, stock, and others), and butterfly are in relief on ivory satin ground. Wool batting or stuffing.