No Mere Fluff

Wenceslaus Hollar, the 17th-century-Bohemian printmaker, was especially fond of two subjects: maps and muffs. One is tempted to suppose that, while his topographical studies paid the bills, it was love of the sumptuous that compelled him to scratch out so many of these ostentatious hand warmers. Whatever. They're gorgeous.  

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