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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1788-1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maze & Steer (weavers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory satin woven to shape

  • Credit Line:

    Given by A. M. Talbot

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA1, shelf FIG8

This waistcoat is made of silk woven by a well-known 18th century London weaving company, Maze and Steer. Their pattern book of “Fancy Vestings and Handkerchief Goods” in the Museum’s collections (Museum no. T.384-1972), features this design woven in 1788 in three colourways. The square-cut shape, standing collar and welt pocket are characteristic of the waistcoat styles in the 1780s.

Physical description

Ivory satin woven to shape with brown, green and red silk thread, with linen back and fustian lining

Place of Origin

England (made)


1788-1790 (made)


Maze & Steer (weavers)

Materials and Techniques

Ivory satin woven to shape




Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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