Waistcoat

Waistcoat
Title
Waistcoat
Date 
1820-1860
Medium 
Silk brocade, silk twill, cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 19 x 15 1/4 in. ( 48.3 x 38.7 cm )
Description 
Waistcoat with cream silk brocade with a gold and blue chinoiserie leaf pattern on front panels; three straight rectangular pockets, one at the breast, two at the waistline; small rolled collar dropped into thin lapels above six silk covered buttons; blue cord trim around collar, lapels and pockets, along the garment opening and base; silk twill back panel with three ribbon ties to cinch garment; natural cotton lining.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Charles M. Bissell
Object Number 
1948.65
Gallery Label 
Accordng to the donor, this waistcoat was worn by a Mr. De Pew at his wedding. He died in the late 1880's or early 1890's. He was the builder of some of the houses on Washington Square Park, New York, NY.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group