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Man's waistcoat

Forepieces: white silk with brocaded pattern of small flowering branches woven in silver yarns and wires, coral, white, green silk yarns at closure, border, pocket flaps and on covered buttons; repeated small flower-and-leaves motif fills out panels. Cotton and linen twill back and lining with...

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Gift of Carl L. Crossman

French, 1760–80

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts