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Two fronts of a waistcoat

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White satin: the border of festoons of ribbons and flowers, is worked with red, pink, white, brown, green and yellow chenille and silk, silver thread and spangles, and enriched with small pieces of colored glass. The main part of the waistcoat is covered with festoons of spangles.

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Gift of Robert C. Winthrop

French, about 1770–80


84 x 45 x 1 cm (33 1/16 x 17 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

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White silk satin embroidered with silk, silk chenille, silver thread, spangles and small pieces of glass paste


Textiles and Fashion Arts