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Fabric Silhouette: Circa 1860

Fabric Silhouette: Circa 1860


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 897787
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Rare fabric silhouette of a full body male. Done in silk and velvet on wool. Fabric of hat was cleverly chosen to resemble beaver. Initially, I thought this was a needle case but realized that it has no function other than the pleasure of it. Probably done about 1860 but a person more familiar with costume might say earlier. Professionally mounted on stretcher that measures 11" x 14".