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Collection Textiles-Miscellaneous
Catalog Number 1989.10.01
Object Name Robe, Lap
Other Name Buggy Robe
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1940
Creator Chase
Place of Origin Sanford, Maine
Material Mohair
Dimensions W-62 L-53 inches
Description Lap Robe comprised of probably mohair plush, with a large "X" design of brightly colored red roses with green and orange leaves and stylized frame in tones of brown and white. The back is comprised of solid black mohair plush with an attached maker's label which reads "CHASE" in gold letting. The two panels have a butted binding and are reinforced with black machine stitching.


Provenance The L.C. Chase and Company (later shortened to Chase) was a manufacturer that came out of the Goodall Mill in Sanford, Maine. Chase was considered to be the highest quality producer of lap robes. It is likely this lap robe could have purchased from a catalog or possibly a local dry good store.
Cataloged by C.Harvey
Search Terms Buggy Robe
Lap Robe
Lap Blanket
Blanket
Robe
Sleigh Robe
Sleigh Blanket
Chase
Mohair
Horsehair