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1853, America - Man's waistcoat - Silk quilted, cotton and leather lining, needleworked buttons, brass-colored metal buckle

1853 American (New York) Waistcoat at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - While this waistcoat looks quilted, it is not;

Evening Vest 1850-1855 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The textile on this vest carefully alludes to a very sophisticated serpentine striped fabric. Although vests of the second half of the century were more somber this vest echoes the decorative quality of the past in plain white.

Waistcoat    Date:      1840s  Culture:      British  Medium:      silk  Dimensions:      Length at CB: 20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm)

Waistcoat Date: Culture: British Medium: silk Waistcoats of this time feature a cotton back with a buckle closure. Fronts were usually brightly colored silks and embroidered, and still the focus of men's outfits.

Wedding Vest 1840s The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wedding Vest 1840s The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

Love this collared style of brocade vest Silk brocade wedding vest, British, Marking: (handwritten) "Mr.

Date:      1855  Culture:      American  Medium:      wool, cotton  Dimensions:      Length (of SF): 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm)  Credit Line:      Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Houghton Trott, 1954

Date: 1855 Culture: American Medium: wool, cotton Dimensions: Length (of SF): 22 in. cm) Credit Line:

Waistcoat Date: 1850s Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length (at front from shoulder): 20 in. (50.8 cm)

Waistcoat Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length (at front from shoulder): 20 in.

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