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A man's waistcoat of brocade woven for the purpose

18th century

Object Place: France


77.8 cm (30 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, embroidery, taffeta

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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