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Waistcoat

Probably Italian or French
18th century


Dimensions

65 cm (25 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .65 from the shoulder to the bottom of the garment.

Accession Number

96.116

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

On the ground which is woven with silver thread and narrow strips of silver is a design of curving bands and conventional flowers, forming an ogival framework. In each ogee is a bunch of flowers, woven with violet, pink, blue, green, yellow and dark brown silk. Lined with white silk. The buttonholes and flaps are trimed with silver gilt. The buttons are of silver gilt.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection