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Man's waistcoat

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White rep weave silk; fronts embroidered with polychrome silk yarns and silver metal thread with sequins and paillettes in small-scale design of flowers and feathery foliage; minute floral motives powdered over ground; fronts lined with white silk fancy twill and padded with cotton fleece for...

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Credit Line

Gift of M. and Mme. Paul Arosa

French, 1780s

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60 cm (23 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (tafetta) embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped yarns with sequins and paillettes, cotton lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts