This antique hand muff features black satin ruffles with a middle band of long, thick black fur. Stitching along the ruffles look hand sewn. Hands fit inside easily and are cushioned with thick padding. This is a true treasure of our clothing history dating to the late 19th or early 20th century. Reminds me of the old postcards of women skating on the ice with their hands inside their lovely muffs.
Measurements: The muff is 11 inches long; the inside diameter is approximately 5 inches. The outside circumference is approximately 23 inches.
Condition: It is in very good condition considering it is estimated to be over 100 years old. Upon close inspection, there are a couple areas that are fraying along ruffle edges, both the outside and the inside of the ruffles. They are not noticeable to casual inspection. The fur is up to 2 inches long and looks great. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Labels: I believe it dates to the Victorian / Edwardian era based on photographs of women using muffs from that era.
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Antique Black Satin and Fur Women's Muff