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Foot Muff and Box

Description

A) Fur foot muff, looks like a fur pillow with a leather bottom. Made of an auburn fur with tan/black fur at foot hole opening-inside lined iwth shorter brown fur. \n B & C) Box base and cover- card board box covered in a blue-green paper. Cover has a red border. A blue label in the middle of the cover.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Inscriptions
"Fur Foot warmer" (On side of box in marker)
"Dm Haskill/ Revere House" (handwritten)
"ESTABLISHED IN 1838/ W.M. SHUTE & SONS/ IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERESS OF / Ladies' Rich Dress Furs,/ ANY STYLE OR SIZE MADE TO ORDER./ Old furs Altered and Repaired in the most thorough manner. Furs stored/ and INSURED during the Summer./ HATS AND CAPS IN GREAT VARIETY./ ONE PRICE - TERMS CASH./ 173 And 175 Washington St. Boston/ A red Mudge & son. Printers, 34 School St" (Blue paper label on box top, text in black ink)
Material
cardboard
fur
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Places
Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
cardboard
fur
Muff
muffs
Dimensions
14 1/2 x 13 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.899ABC
Credit Line
Gift of the Misses Eustis
GUSN
223542

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