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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1790s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered linen with silver-gilt thread, lined with cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by the Hon. Catherine Gibbs

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's habit waistcoat in cream linen embroidered with silver thread in stripes and flowers, and with a double row of covered buttons and wide curved lapels. The embroidered design consists of bands of double stripes, between which are stitched rows of alternating cruciform devices. The border is composed of an undulating leaf trail. The 4 buttons, which are self covered, have a similar pattern. There are two marked but uncut button-holes. The waistcoat is lined with white cotton, which also forms the back. At the centre, it is divided, with lacing together with white tape.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)


1790s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered linen with silver-gilt thread, lined with cotton

Descriptive line

Woman's waistcoat of embroidered linen with silver-gilt thread, probably made in Great Britain, 1790s


Linen; Silver thread




Fashion; Women's clothes; Textiles; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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