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Gentleman's Waistcoat

circa 1780

Unknown English Maker (, - present)

In 1666, the waistcoat was introduced to the court of King Charles II in England. By the 18th century, the vogue was so popular that a gentleman was considered "undressed" if he appeared in public without a waistcoat. The cut, pattern and lavish embroidery of this waistcoat are typical of waistcoats of the 18th century Europe and America.

Place object was created: Great Britain


Museum Purchase: Auxiliary Costume Fund, Exchange Funds from the Gift of Harry and Mary Dalton and the Jeff Mack Memorial Fund. 2003.123.1

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