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Man's waistcoat

French
about 1855
Worn by Henry Winthrop Sargent (American, 1810–1882)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1185

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade, silk satin, cotton plain weave lining, elastic

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s waistcoat of silk brocade with background striped vertically in bands of varying widths alternately yellow taffeta and white satin, over wide bands small sprays of roses and other blossoms brocaded with green, purple, red, and white silks; roll back collar, single slash pocket on each front, small self buttons; back removed except for small yoke section at back of neck to which three half snaps have been sewn, two pieces of elastic sewn to sides of fronts extending across back; in back of neck lining; “Sargent” written in ink

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb in memory of their mother Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb