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Man's waistcoat

Front panel of white silk with supplementary silver yarns brocaded with straw-colored and white silk in meandering vegetative motif; single breasted, V-shaped squared front, shawl collar/lapel, seven buttonholes, two pockets. Glazed natural cotton lining and back; buff leather at base of...

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A/D December 1978, V/C January 10, 1979

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander W. Dole

American (probably New England), about 1845–55

Object Place

probably New England, United States

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts