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Man's waistcoat

Single-breasted, sleeveless waistcoat. Fronts in silver-gray, black, and pale blue cut, uncut and brocaded silk velvet with leaf design. Standing collar; 8 buttons. Black twill wool back with four white tape ties at back. White cotton lining. Condition: Good.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Townsend

American, 1820–30

Object Place

United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts