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White satin, small separate sprays of flowers and leaves worked with chain-stitch and black and gray silk are scattered over the fronts of the waistcoat. Vines and festoons of flowers are embroidered on the edges and lapels of the pockets with black and gray silk and chenille. The back has...

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Worn by Mr. Matthew Ridley, a maternal ancestor of the donors.

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Sara, Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Norton

French or English, 1770–89

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts