This is an amazing piece of fashion accessory history......
Circa 1880's seal fur hand muff trimmed with elaborate silk cord and tassels.
Dark brown real seal fur that is just in fantastic condition.
Interior is lined with maroon silk and filled with a cotton wadding and drawn up on the ends with silk cord and gathered silk detail.
Hanging from each side cord is the most beautiful passementerie & crochet trimming. I was only able to find pictures of similar trim in a book "Victorian Fashions From Harper's Bazar 1867-1898" that date to the 1870's.
Twisted silk cord agrafe with center fur trim and twisted silk tassels.
Muff measures 9" long and 22" around.
Passementerie measures 7 1/2" long.
Condition: Considering the age.........the condition is Excellent, only the interior silk lining is torn which has exposed the cotton filling.
shipping and handling: $7.00