Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Muff

Date:
1910–15
Culture:
American
Medium:
fur, silk, plastic
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Garrett R. Stearly and Mrs. Peter V. D. Voorhees in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dreier, 1959
Accession Number:
2009.300.1963
Not on view
The muff featured is a nicely preserved example of a high fashion accessory of the early twentieth century. The interest in fur accessories, especially those including animal heads and parts, was very strong through the 1940s and waned thereafter. This muff is a fine example of changing styles and aesthetics over time, for the animal rights movement of the last part of the twentieth century has negated the popularity and value of furs in general, especially furs that include identifiable animal parts.
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