Man's waistcoat American, 1850s United States DIMENSIONS Overall: 59.6 x 46.5cm (23 7/16 x 18 5/16in.) Center back: 59.6cm (23 7/16in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Silk plain weave with warp- and weft-float patterning
Man's winter waistcoat Date: ca. 1775 Media: Embroidered Silk Satin, Cotton, Wool Flannel Lining Country: France Accession Number: 2005.96.1 Winter waistcoat of white silk satin with overall and border embroidery of polychrome flowers and foliage. Small stand collar, 10 embroidered self buttons. Backed in white cotton and lined with cream wool flannel.
Man’s green velvet vest, c. 1830. Gold and silver thread embroidery creates a stunning floral vine. Throughout the 19th century, men wore elaborate vests as a matter or style and fashion. This vest was worn by William Seabrook (1799-1860), son of Sea Island cotton magnate, William Seabrook and Mary Ann Mikell. From the collections of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina.