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Waistcoat
(1840-1850)

Medium
silk, cotton, metal (eyelets)
Measurements
52.7 cm (centre back) 42.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
(England)
Inscription
none
Accession Number
1057B-D4
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Lady Nicholson and her daughter, 1951
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Waistcoat with shawl collar in blue and gold 'paisley-like' allover woven pattern with two slit pockets at each side front. It is short waisted to a very slight point and fastens with five button self covered buttons. The back is made of fine cotton, with a latchet at centre back featuring metal bound holes tied with silk ribbon.