Cream Waistcoat

Title

Cream Waistcoat

Creator

Unknown

Date

1760s

Description

Cream, brocade waistcoat with woven, metal-covered buttons and floral design.

Identifier

2012.45.5

Contributor

Gift from Elizabeth S. Brown

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Chest: 35"

Curator Notes

Good condition. Brocade fabric is stained and beginning to tear and fray. Woven metal button coverings have frayed on three buttons and two out of the three are missing their wooden structure. Padding has been inserted under waistcoat to provide the proper silhouette. This garment was completely made by hand as sewing machines had not yet been invented.

Textile

Silk, Brocade, and Metal

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

Laura Winslow Rev. 8/2018

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Cream Waistcoat,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed January 21, 2019, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/1308.

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