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Man's waistcoat

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Black velvet ground patterned with starburst forms of black and beige uncut pile, pink centers created by silk floats; double breasted, shawl collar, three welt pockets, backing of brown cotton twill, lined with white cotton plain weave. Condition: good; has been altered.


Descended through donor's mother's family

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Roger W. Cogswell

American, 1850s

Object Place

United States


50.8 cm (20 in.); Legacy dimension: center back: 20 in. (50.8 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet with cut and uncut pile; cotton lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts