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Man's waistcoat

Forepieces: white silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in floral motif at closure, border, collar, pocket flaps; repeated three-pronged embroidered motif in green silk fills out panels and on covered buttons. Cotton back and lining, two ties across lower back. Single breasted....

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Gift of Carl L. Crossman

French, 1770–85

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts