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Very nice and rare skating ensemble, ca. 1898. The ensemble consists of hat, jacket, skirt, skates with shoes, collar and muff.
Unique hat. On this filigree straw hat the milliner put two rabbit ears. Horse hair has been braided into a thin wire mesh. Black tulle, silk and small braided straw appliqués complete the distinctive appearance of this hood. Excellent condition of preservation.
Collar and muff have been made of grebe feathers (plumes de grébe). Or from goose feathers. Interior lined with a light colored fabric. Very well preserved.
The skirt is made of black wool. The waist of the skirt is larger than the waist of the top/jacket. The jacket is made of a green-gray wool fabric. Small peplum. Reinforced with rods on the inside. The skirt is in very good condition, the jacket is in good condition. More obvious signs of age and wear.
Completing this unique ensemble are dark brown boots and skates. Both are well preserved but show signs of age.