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From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

A hand sewn dark blue silk velvet muff from late 1800’s.

This cylindrical muff features a central lightly padded area for the hands with the sides extending un-padded a further five centimeters. A six centimeter black grosgrain and satin ribbon decorates the front. Attached from the wearers right at the edge of the padded area and falling diagonally to the left edge of the padded area, where it finishes in a decorative bow.
Object Registration
st ninians, george ward cole, muff, late 1800s, brighton, margaret morrison ward cole
Historical information
A hand muff belonging to the family of George Ward Cole in the late 1800s.

George Ward Cole was an early member of the Victorian Parliament and the family featured prominently in Melbourne Society in their time. They established a substantial home known as “St Ninians” at 10 Miller Street in 1841. The family reportedly entertained Melbourne’s first Royal visitor The Duke Of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria’s second son, at St Ninians in 1867. In later years St Ninians was subsequently subdivided and later demolished.
When Made
Late 1800s
Made By
unknown (Maker)
Last updated
20 Mar 2019 at 11:28PM