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Waistcoat (France), 1785–95

This is a Waistcoat. It was after Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune. It is dated 1785–95 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silk and metallic embroidery on silk foundation and its technique is embroidered in silk in knot, stem, and satin stitches; metallic yarn in satin stitch; couched silk cord; appliqué of three plain weave silk fabrics; on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Inspired by Opera.

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.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 64.8 x 56.5 cm (25 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.)

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Waistcoat (France), 1785–95; After Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French); silk and metallic embroidery on silk foundation; H x W: 64.8 x 56.5 cm (25 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-54-47

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