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waistcoat

Date: 1770-1790
Technique: embroidery, weaving
Material: silk on cotton or linen and silk
Dimensions: 31.5 x 34 in. (80.01 x 86.36 cm)
Credit: Gift from the Estate of Kathleen "Katie" Orea Sweeney
Accession Number: 2017.06.020


Comments: European or American man's embroidered silk waistcoat; cream-colored silk front panels embroidered with pastel-colored silk; floral motifs; edges trimmed with applied blue silk-wrapped marquise-shaped paper pieces; lined with silk faille.  Eleven embroidered fabric covered buttons; one missing; ten button holes finished with buttonhole stitches.  Back panel from cotton or linen plain weave fabric; martindales (waist ties) from twill woven fabric; jiggers (laces) missing.

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