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Waistcoat

Waistcoat

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1780s-1790s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by C. A. Beavan

  • Museum number:

    T.231A-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A kaleidoscope of colours are used for this superb embroidered court dress waistcoat dating from the 1780s or 1790s. The waistcoat is of white ribbed silk, embroidered around the collar, front and pockets, with a design of trailing leaves and flowers carried out in satin stitch.

This waistcoat, with its dress coat, is reputed to have been worn by Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803) when envoy to the Court of Naples from 1764 to 1800.

Physical description

A man's embroidered Court dress waistcoat of embroidered silk

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1780s-1790s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk

Object history note

This waistcoat (with it dress coat T.231-1917) is reputed to have been worn by Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) when envoy to the Court of Naples 1764-1800.

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Embroidering; Weaving

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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