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An attractive, very self-possessed woman of the 1840s. Her fur-trimmed cloak and elaborately decorated bonnet are ceraintly signs of status.

An attractive, very self-possessed woman of the 1840s. Her fur-trimmed cloak and elaborately decorated bonnet are ceraintly signs of status.

Redingote of camel wool, with collar, buttons and piping of silk organza, and pluche de soie (silk feather) trim, circa 1808, Lancaster-Barreto collection

From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion".Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, piping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa Mechlin collar lace.