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White corded silk, small separate flowers worked with long and short stitch and light green, blue, pink, yellow, white and reddish violet silk, are scattered over the waistcoat; the edges and pockets are finished with fan-shaped forms, worked with light green, white and violet silk, and with...

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Worn by Mr. Matthew Ridley, a maternal 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

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts