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Waistcoat, Waistcoat Embroidered with Flowers and Wheat Sheaves, ca. 1790

This is a Waistcoat. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is silk embroidery on silk foundation, linen back and its technique is embroidered on satin weave, plain weave back. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Clyde Fitch. It is credited Gift of Clyde Fitch.

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Waistcoat, Waistcoat Embroidered with Flowers and Wheat Sheaves, ca. 1790; France; silk embroidery on silk foundation, linen back; Gift of Clyde Fitch; 1901-7-1

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