Thursday, August 18, 2016
Rococo or Victorian Men's Waistcoat - you decide!
From the seller:
Vintage Antique 1700s VEST Waistcoat 36 EMBROIDERED METALLIC Silk Satin
ornate embroidery at front with some metallic stitching
fabric has metallic horizontal threads
buttons are embroidered with sequins
2 pockets, fully cotton lined
flannel back with 3 vents
Chest 36" (38 of fabric); Back length 26"
Although the front looks 1760's~1770's, the back does not. The back looks very much like what you'd expect with a Victorian fancy dress outfit. So is this fancy dress or is it authentic? I'm not sure. Any thoughts either way?