Man's waistcoat

American
around 1850


Object Place: U.S.A.

Dimensions

Center back: 55.6 cm (21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1186

Medium or Technique

Silk cut and voided velvet, silk needleworked buttons, cotton plain weave lining and backing, brass-colored metal groments and buckle

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A man’s waistcoat of cut velvet; design of small pinkish-red leopard spots on white figured silk background. Roll back collar, single slash pocket on each front, red and white silk embroidered buttons. Edges of collar, fronts and pocket bands finished with red and white silk cord; back and lining of white cambric. (fabric possibly French)

Provenance

Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb and Miss Rosamond Lamb, to MFA 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb