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Cream silk Waistcoat

Date made: 1845-1855

Maker: unknown maker

Description: Waistcoat in cream silk with all over foliage pattern damasked and brocaded with stitched edges. Buttons of the split pear shape (the lowest is 1 7/8 inch from the bottom). Crescentric watch pocket and two other pockets. The bases of foreparts are lined with leather which indicates a date between 1845 and 1855. The tinned iron buckle is of a shape appearing about 1850. The shape of the buttons is characteristic of the 1850s. Metal buckles at the back of waistcoats were unknown before 1848.

(Reference image taken in the 1990s.)

Materials: silk

Object name: waistcoat

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1956-0350a


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