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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.

This is a waistcoat from United Kingdom. It is dated 1770–80 and we acquired it in 1962. Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

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

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (each front): 76.8 x 32 cm (30 1/4 x 12 5/8 in.)

This object was catalogued by Alice Baldwin Beer and bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf

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