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Waistcoat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain

  • Date:

    1860-1880

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool sateen lined with cotton, hand-stitched and machine-stitched

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr David J. Colling.

  • Museum number:

    T.212-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Man's waistcoat made of wool sateen with narrow woven stripes in blue and yellow. Fastening with seven brass buttons embossed with a sitting lion. It has a stand collar, one welted breast pocket on the left hand side, and two welted pockets at the waist on each side. The collar and the lapels are faced with the main striped fabric. The waistcoat is lined with cotton. It has been altered with a large gored panel of cotton twill inserted into the centre-back. Hand-stitched throughout, except for the later alteration, which is machine-stitched, as is the back hem.

Place of Origin

Great Britain

Date

1860-1880

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wool sateen lined with cotton, hand-stitched and machine-stitched

Dimensions

Length: 47 cm base of collar to hem, Length: 107 cm chest

Descriptive line

Man's waistcoat made of wool sateen, Great Britain, 1860-1880

Materials

Wool (textile); Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Hand stitching; Lined; Satin weave

Categories

Textiles; Men's clothes; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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