Waistcoat

Object Number: 
1947.139
Date: 
1856
Medium: 
Silk, satin, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 15 in. ( 62.2 x 38.1 cm )
Description: 
Waistcoat with cream silk twill front panels; small rolled collar dropped into ovoid lapels over seven silk cover buttons; three pockets, two at the waist line and one at the breast; cream satin back panel with satin belt and two pronged metal buckle to cinch garment at lower back; natural linen lining.
Gallery Label: 
This waistcoat was worn by Cornelius Rea Agnew, M. D., at his wedding to Mary Nash, May 15, 1856. Cornelius Rea Agnew founded the Eye, Ear & Nose hospital of New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elizabeth T. Agnew
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group