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Waistcoat Front (France), 1740–60

This is a Waistcoat front. It is dated 1740–60 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silk and metal-wrapped silk-core threads on silk foundation and its technique is plain weave with supplementary warp float patterning and discontinuous supplementary wefts (brocading). 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 (each front): 90.2 × 47 cm (35 1/2 × 18 1/2 in.)

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Waistcoat Front (France), 1740–60; silk and metal-wrapped silk-core threads on silk foundation; H x W (each front): 90.2 × 47 cm (35 1/2 × 18 1/2 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-54-4-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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