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Man's waistcoat

American (probably New England)
about 1845–55


Object Place: probably New England, United States

Dimensions

57 cm (22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.619

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Front panel of white silk with supplementary silver yarns brocaded with straw-colored and white silk in meandering vegetative motif; single breasted, V-shaped squared front, shawl collar/lapel, seven buttonholes, two pockets. Glazed natural cotton lining and back; buff leather at base of forepart. Straps and steel buckle at back. Condition: right front panel missing.

Provenance

A/D December 1978, V/C January 10, 1979

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander W. Dole