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waistcoat (1955.255)

Object Name: waistcoat

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1785-1790

Accession Number: 1955.255
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
  • woven
Description

White cotton waistcoat with woven white satin stripe,back and lining white cotton, embroidered with metal thread and spangles fronts each in one section,fastening with eight embroidered buttons to 5ins. below high round neck with standing collar; neck and collar embroidered on both sides,to be turned back as revers if required; straight waistlins; slit pocket (white cotton) each side; back in two sections,gusset inserted at back of neck,two pairs of tape ties at waist; collar,front and bottom edges,top of pocket,embroidered in small stem and scallop design in metal thread worked in chain stitch,and spangles; bow and tassel design worked down front edges by buttons and buttonholes

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 57.5 cm
Width:
Depth: