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waistcoat pocket 1952.357

Object Name: court waistcoat

Place of Creation: Europe, France
Date: 1770-1780

Accession Number: 1952.357
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • satin
  • woven

White satin waistcoat, embroidered in coloured silks and chenille. White satin embroidered;fronts lined white satin;back and back lining white cotton. Fastening to 8.8 cm below high round neck with ten embroidered buttons and buttonholes;join each side near shoulder;flared skirt seamed at and cut away below lowest button;pocket with shaped flap at seam level;neck and front edges embroidered in coloured silks and chenille,mainly in satin stitch,with trees,rocks and flowers;bottom edges with trees,rocks,birds(including peacock) and rising sun;pocket flaps with bushes,rocks and bird in cage;rest of front covered with short lines of white chenille in groups of five;back in two sections,centre back open from waist with overlap;slit sides. Professional embroidery.

Worn by Sir John Thomas Stanley (6th Baronet; 1753-1807).


Type: Length
Height: 71.3 cm