A man's waistcoat: 18th century
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A man's waistcoat. The fronts are of pink silk overlaid with white muslin with self woven check. It is trimmed with a printed cotton border with scrolling design at closing edges and to either side of the centre front imitating pocket flaps. It is embroidered with silver sequins and gold thread, this worked in chain stitch in tassel shapes, and deliniating edges of printed border. The collar is cut straight and folded down to each side to form revers. Fastening is with ten buttons, one non-functioning button hole at neck. Additional buttons form a double breasted effect at the lowest three buttonholes. The waistcoat is cut straight across the front, with small vents at each side. The back and lining is of white glazed linen.
1786 AD - 1795 AD