Thursday, March 2, 2017

Beautiful Bustle Era Dolman Mantle!

From the seller:

Victorian red velvet Dolman mantle, ca. 1880. Beautiful red colour. Gorgeous. English Label inside: „John Moses & Co. * 61 Grainger Street * Newcastle on Tyne“. Taffeta trim on the hemline, collar and sleeves. Front closure with hooks and eyes. Excellent condition. The decoration is not included.
Front Length: ~ 36"
Back Length: ~ 24"
Bust: ~ 33"

From Me:

The above pattern is from Der Bazar 1886 and is considered a mantlette! The extant red velvet one is from about the same year.

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