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Muff belonging to Hannah Dawes Goldthwaite Newcomb

Muff belonging to Hannah Dawes Goldthwaite Newcomb Silk, silk multicolored thread
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[ This description is from the project: Fashioning the New England Family ]

Silk exterior and silk lining, both champagne color, with undetermined middle layer. Exterior has embroidered design of an oval floral wreath with a posy of the same flowers and leaves on three stems, tied together with a blue bow. On the opposite side the muff has three seams from end to end at irregular widths apart, which might indicate this muff was fashioned from an earlier piece of clothing. The ends are finished with 2 cm wide ruched additions, giving the impression of a ribbon finish.