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Man's waistcoat

Ivory silk waistcoat; shawl collar; six-button front closure; two front pockets and single breast pocket; glazed white cotton back with brass buckle with chape with two teeth; silk fragment found in breast pocket

Inscription

Written in ink inside proper left shoulder: "John O. Sargent/ Tues 8 o'clk"

Provenance

Worn by John Osborn Sargent (1811-1891) to his wedding to Georgiana Welles (born 1818) at Trinity Church in Boston on February 17, 1854; Inherited by his daughter, Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

American, 1854

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

49.889

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (faille) moiré; cotton plain weave; brass buckle; cotton plain weave backing

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes