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Man's waistcoat

A man's waistcoat of cream colored satin, with short standing collar, buttoned all the way down the front, with turned small sharply pointed lapels, slash pocket on each side, edges, pocket flaps, and lapels embroidered in polychrome silk chain stitch in design of violet vine, lined with glazed...

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Gift of Mabel H. Colgate and Henry B. Washburn, in memory of Edith Hall Washburn

French, About 1790

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Silk, linen, cotton; satin, embroidered, silk chain stitch


Textiles and Fashion Arts