Explore the CollectionWaistcoat

Length 70cm. Width at underarm 53cm
Place of Origin
Historical Period/Date
18th Century (1770-1799 Late)/1780s
Registration Number
Button Making,Chain Stitch,Metal Thread Embroidery,
Costume - Men,Waistcoats,

Physical Description

A long, double-breasted waistcoat fastened with nine handmade covered buttons with buttonholes. Three extra decorative buttons angled at each side to emphasise the reveres. The waistcoat front is made of natural-coloured fine linen fabric woven with a raised self stripe and is lined wiith plain linen. The back of the garment is made of a coarser linen with adjustable ties made with the rough selvedge. The edges of the front of the garment and the pockets are embroidered with chain stitch in silver thread in a design of straight and wavy lines emphasised with miniature sequins. Additional floral motif on pocket. Buttonholes also embroidered.

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