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Waistcoat

French
1770–90


Object Place: France

Dimensions

65 cm (25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1263

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s waistcoat. Foreparts: cloth-of-silver embroidered with silver wire and spangles, blue and red foil in small-scale floral motifs at front line, pocket flaps and hemline. Single breasted. Front line cut away at midline with short skirts flared over side vents. 5 covered buttons (1 missing) at front, 3 each at pockets, 2 flapped pockets. Plain white cotton back with long vent and 2 long tape ties. White silk forepart linings.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection