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A man's waistcoat of brocade woven for the purpose

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

77.8 cm (30 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.2566

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, embroidery, taffeta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A white ribbed silk ground shot with silver, design of small scale flowering serpentine vine, on edges below pocket flaps and on pocket flaps brocaded with purple, pink, green, and black silks, and gold and silver metal thread, gold sequins embroidered over central vein of leaves in border design, gold tinsel buttons embroidered with bullion thread, back and lining of white linen, front edges and skirts faced with white silk taffeta. (dress now much stained)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. L. Earle Rowe