These two “paisley” vests belonged to Charles Manigault (1795-1874), probably c. 1840. One shows a fairly traditional boteh pattern and is printed while the other is woven with an elaborate repetition of “exotic” temples. The paisley one has corded edging and pocket openings; the temple vest has a woven tape binding on the edges and pockets. The paisley example has covered buttons, the temple one has 8 small brass buttons.
WOOL PAISLEY SHAWL, 19th C Long rectangle w/ black center, colorful tabbed end borders, 132" X 64", (small stain, minor moth damage) goog; t/w a red open field square w/ paisley border, field (moth damaged)poor, border good.
THREE GENTLEMAN'S VESTS, 19th C 1 c. 1830 speckled brown velvet w/ woven blue & red silk plaid, shawl collar, 3 welted pockets, brown glazed cotton back w/ laces, Ch 35", CF L 18.5", (1.5" tear above left pocket); 1 1850s cotton brocade in gray ombre stripe w/ coral paisley design, choc