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waistcoat 1953.455

Object Name: waistcoat

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1720-1730

Accession Number: 1953.455
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • satin
  • chenille
  • woven

Cream satin embroidered waistcoat in chenille; lined twilled cotton and linen fronts each in one section, fastening from round neck to just below waist with fifteen silk thread buttons (one missing) and buttonholes; pocket,twilled linen and cotton,each side at waist,with shaped flap; back in two sections,flared skirt open from waist at side and centre back seams;front edges and skirt lined finely corded cream silk; additional corded silk section inserted in side seams; long sleeves in two sections with corded silk underarm section extending to elbow and with narrow gusset under arm, open for 6 ins.from wrist at outer arm; front and front bottom edges,pocket flaps and surrounds,and bottom edges of sleeves embroidered with heavy floral design in chenille,in shades of pink,red,green and blue, worked in laid thread,with some yellow silk worked in french knots.


Type: Length
Depth: 95 cm