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Waistcoat

Waistcoat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1830s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk woven with metal thread, lined with cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Graham Rawson

  • Museum number:

    T.19-1955

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White silk waistcoat woven with a silver design in metal thread. Single breasted with eyelet and buttonholes for five buttons down the centre front. Slightly rounded and full lapels and a watch pocket at either side. The inside front and back is lined with a white glazed cotton with a buckle strap along the waistline at the back.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1830s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk woven with metal thread, lined with cotton

Dimensions

Length: 20.75 in centre back, Width: 14 in across shoulders

Object history note

Associated with a wedding from the 1830s, but no further details. Its white and silver colouring reflects a traditional choice for men's wedding waistcoats from the first half of the nineteenth century.

Descriptive line

Silk waistcoat woven with metal thread, England, 1830s

Materials

Silk; Silver thread

Categories

Marriage; Fashion; Textiles; Men's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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