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Waistcoat Front (France), ca. 1725–35

This is a Waistcoat front. It is dated ca. 1725–35 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped threads with silk core and its technique is embroidery using satin stitch and couching in five different metallic yarns on silk plain weave patterned with supplementary warp floats. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 91.4 x 45.7 cm (36 x 18 in.)

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Waistcoat Front (France), ca. 1725–35; silk, metal-wrapped threads with silk core; H x W: 91.4 x 45.7 cm (36 x 18 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-54-1-a

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