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Half of a blue silk moire waistcoat, embroidered "to form" on front, pocket flap, and along hem with cream silk in a large-scale scrolling floral pattern. The pocket has been set into the waistcoat lower than the embroider originally intended, as the frame for the pocket extends above the present position, and the pocket flap interrupts the embroidery. 12 self-covered buttons (not embroidered) are sewn at regular intervals down the center front. Stitches include satin, outline, "lazy-daisy", French knots, needleweaving creating net, buttonhole, and herringbone.

Date

1740-1760


Geography


Material/Technique

Silk, linen


Dimensions

Overall (Length): 33 1/2 in. (85.09 cm)
Other (Chest, from just under armseye): 15 1/2 in. (39.37 cm)
Other (Waist, measured above pocket flap): 14 1/2 in. (36.83 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Henry Edwin Rainals Kondrup, 1953


Object Number

W-1903/A-B


Colors


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