Waistcoat (England), 1770–80
Medium: silk Technique: embroidered in satin, stem, and chain stitches (made with a tambour hook) on plain weave foundation Label: silk embroidered with silk in satin, stem and chain stitches. Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf. 1962-54-21.
What is this?
Gentleman's waistcoat in ivory silk faille with embroidery on collar, pockets, center fronts and lower edge. Embroidered in 22 shades of silk with floral garlands which form circles down the center front when the waistcoat is buttoned.