Man's waistcoat

French
1780s


Object Place: France

Dimensions

60 cm (23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1886

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (tafetta) embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped yarns with sequins and paillettes, cotton lining

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White rep weave silk; fronts embroidered with polychrome silk yarns and silver metal thread with sequins and paillettes in small-scale design of flowers and feathery foliage; minute floral motives powdered over ground; fronts lined with white silk fancy twill and padded with cotton fleece for warmth; back of white cotton cloth.

Credit Line

Gift of M. and Mme. Paul Arosa