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Mantle

Date:
1870–75
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metallic thread, wool
Dimensions:
Length: 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Philip K. Rhinelander, 1946
Accession Number:
46.25.4
Not on view
Braid and soutache in the decorative configurations of Turkish style were ubiquitous by the mid-nineteenth century. Seen on costumes as disparate as children’s dresses, ladies’ summer walking ensembles, and men’s smoking jackets, the style was most evident on outer garments such as this mantle.
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