Item 105600 - Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878

Item 105600 - Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
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Item 105600
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
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Intended for daywear, this rich, dark brown and gold jacquard dolman mantle is associated with the Nissen family, of Nissen Baking Company fame. A mantle is a loose fitting overcoat, and a dolman mantle specifically has a low set sleeve, almost creating a wing-like effect.

This particular piece is embellished with cord embroidery and long, dense brown and blue Z-twist fringe. It is lined in black satin. The back of the mantle is higher than the front, to help accommodate for a bustle.

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