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Man's waistcoat

Foreparts: white silk embroidered with polychrome silk in small-scale vining floral motifs at front line, pockets, flaps, hemline; tiny sprigs throughout. Single breasted. Front line cut away from midline with short flared skirts. 9 covered buttons (1 missing) at front. 2 flapped pockets....

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 1780–90

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts