Waistcoat

Object Number: 
1941.234
Date: 
1820-1860
Medium: 
Velvet, silk twill, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 16 in. ( 63.5 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Waistcoat with burgundy velvet front panels; small rolled collar dropped into long ovoid lapels over five velvet cover buttons; natural linen lining; black silk twill back panel; black silk belt and two pronged metal buckle at lower back and black ribbon ties above to cinch garment.
Gallery Label: 
This waistcoat belonged to Francis Robert Rives, Esq., father of the donor. Mr. Rives was the Secretary of the Legation in London from 1842 to 1844, a post appointed by President John Tyler.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Reginald W. Rives
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group