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Waistcoat

White satin, small separate flowers and round spots worked with chain stitch and light and dark green, yellow and pink are scattered over the fronts. On the edges and lapels of the pockets, are worked a vine and festoons of flowers. Done with chain stitch and violet, red, pink, white, green...

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Provenance

Worn by Mr. Matthew Ridley, a maternal ancestor of the donors, who died in 1789.

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Sara, Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Norton

probably French or English, 1770–89

Accession Number

17.1445

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes