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A man's waistcoat of brocade woven for the purpose

A white ribbed silk ground shot with silver, design of small scale flowering serpentine vine, on edges below pocket flaps and on pocket flaps brocaded with purple, pink, green, and black silks, and gold and silver metal thread, gold sequins embroidered over central vein of leaves in border...

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Gift of Mrs. L. Earle Rowe

French, 18th century

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Silk; brocade, embroidery, taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts