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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.





Silk, linen


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)


Gift of Mrs. Henry Edwin Rainals Kondrup, 1953

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