Man's waistcoat

American
1850s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

50.8 cm (20 in.); Legacy dimension: center back: 20 in. (50.8 cm)

Accession Number

1999.85

Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet with cut and uncut pile; cotton lining

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black velvet ground patterned with starburst forms of black and beige uncut pile, pink centers created by silk floats; double breasted, shawl collar, three welt pockets, backing of brown cotton twill, lined with white cotton plain weave.
Condition: good; has been altered.

Provenance

Descended through donor's mother's family

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Roger W. Cogswell