Two fronts of a waistcoat

French
about 1770–80


Dimensions

84 x 45 x 1 cm (33 1/16 x 17 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.116a-b

Medium or Technique

White silk satin embroidered with silk, silk chenille, silver thread, spangles and small pieces of glass paste

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White satin: the border of festoons of ribbons and flowers, is worked with red, pink, white, brown, green and yellow chenille and silk, silver thread and spangles, and enriched with small pieces of colored glass. The main part of the waistcoat is covered with festoons of spangles.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert C. Winthrop