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Fringed Silk Taffeta Mantle

Fringed Silk Taffeta Mantle
C.1845. A beige colored silk taffeta mantle with fringe and silk braid trim. Mantles were popular and practical items during the 1840's when skirts became bell shaped and were a smart alternative to a shawl.
(Formerly L. Hidic)