Muff, 1860–1870

  • Gift of the Société de l’Histoire du Costume
  • 1860 - 1870
  • Monal pheasant and peacock feathers, ermine trim at the openings, lining of white sheep or goat's wool
  • GAL1987.1.529
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

This muff belonged to Mathilde-Létizia Wilhelmine Bonaparte (1820–1904), niece of Napoleon Bonaparte. Princess Mathilde was an iconic Second Empire figure, who had a famous literary salon in Paris.
The inlaying of the peacock and monal feathers is absolutely remarkable.

Notice's author : Marie-Laure Gutton