Friday, February 21, 2014

1840's Men's Waistcoat

From the seller:


Wonderful antique early Victorian gentleman's wedding waistcoat, which has been completely hand stitched using cream fabric with cream embroidered floral detail to the front and plain cream linen for the back and lining. The waistcoat has 3 fabric covered button, with deep collar.

Mid 19th century, circa 1850.

Chest = 33"
Length= 20½" (shoulder to hem)

The waistcoat is in a very good condition for age, although there is general light discolouration to the front, with one or two faint brown marks, and one small moth hole to the collar. There is also a little fraying to the bottom edge. There is some faint and overall brown staining to the lining and backing fabric. Please refer to the above photographs for details of condition.

From Me:

1845. :-)

1 comment:

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