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Waistcoat

Waistcoat
18th century (made)
Place Of Origin

Bridegroom's waistcoat of pale blue silk, embroidered with coloured silks. Part of a Norwegian bridegroom's costume purchased by the donor in 1865 from the original owner. The short waistcoat is cut close to the neck with an upright collar, and has a straight front. An embroidered design of curved stems bearing flowers and pomegranates decorates the collar, continuing down either side of the front opening. Eight dome-shaped silver buttons adorn the front, embossed with geometric designs.

The waistcoat is backed and partly lined with a printed cotton featuring small detached leaves in brown and light green on a buff ground. The collar is lined with a silk of red, green and yellow stripes.


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Brief Description
Waistcoat, embroidered silk, Norway, 1700s.
Physical Description
Bridegroom's waistcoat of pale blue silk, embroidered with coloured silks. Part of a Norwegian bridegroom's costume purchased by the donor in 1865 from the original owner. The short waistcoat is cut close to the neck with an upright collar, and has a straight front. An embroidered design of curved stems bearing flowers and pomegranates decorates the collar, continuing down either side of the front opening. Eight dome-shaped silver buttons adorn the front, embossed with geometric designs.



The waistcoat is backed and partly lined with a printed cotton featuring small detached leaves in brown and light green on a buff ground. The collar is lined with a silk of red, green and yellow stripes.
Dimensions
  • Length: 19.5in
  • Width: 35in
Measurements have been taken from historic records and have not been checked.
Gallery Label
MAN'S WEDDING COSTUME, consisting of a coat of woollen cloth, embroidered silk waistcoat and printed fustian breeches. NORWEGIAN; first half of 19th century. Gift of Mrs. Close. T.35,35 and 37-1913.(August 1931)
Credit line
Given by Mrs. E. Close
Collection
Accession Number
T.35-1913

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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