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Waistcoat

1750-1770 (made)
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Place Of Origin

Woman’s waistcoat of fine bleached linen, lined with coarser linen. It is backed-stitched with white silk floss in a diamond pattern and cross-stitched with coloured silks in a pattern of scrolling stems with leaves and flowers. The waistcoat has a ‘V’ neck, straight front and curved skirts below the waist. The armholes are bound with white silk ribbon, neckline and hem are bound with blue and green silk ribbons.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, silk; hane-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Woman's waistcoat of linen embroidered with coloured silks, 1750-70, British
Physical Description
Woman’s waistcoat of fine bleached linen, lined with coarser linen. It is backed-stitched with white silk floss in a diamond pattern and cross-stitched with coloured silks in a pattern of scrolling stems with leaves and flowers. The waistcoat has a ‘V’ neck, straight front and curved skirts below the waist. The armholes are bound with white silk ribbon, neckline and hem are bound with blue and green silk ribbons.
Dimensions
  • Overall length: 61.5cm (approx)
  • Bust under armholes circumference: 81.0cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
65-1891

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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