Dolman sleeve evening mantle, ca. 1875

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Dolman sleeve evening mantle, ca. 1875

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Description

Intended for evening, this dolman sleeved mantle (cape-like overcoat) was suitable to wear with the large skirts and bustles fashionable in the period. The waist is somewhat fitted at the back, with pleats that flare out over a bustle.

The pale green damask jacket is trimmed with white rabbit fur. The lining is a quilted cream silk, filled with a cotton batting.

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About This Item

  • Title: Dolman sleeve evening mantle, ca. 1875
  • Creation Date: circa 1875
  • Subject Date: circa 1875
  • State: ME
  • Media: silk, fur, cotton
  • Dimensions: 73.7 cm x 76.2 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.300.544
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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