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Waistcoat, vest

Object Number: 
1959.66b
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 41.3 x 54 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: left side of label inside neck: "B.J. SIMMONS & Co. / THEATRICAL / AND / COURT / COSTUMERS / 7 & 8 KING STREET / COVENT GARDEN / W. C." handwritten: right side of label inside neck: "A. E. Gallatin / GM / 35.29"
Description: 
Silk waistcoat (reproduction) with double collar and lapels, 2 placket pockets and 5 metal buttons at the stomach; front of waistcoat is made of green brocade with floral and leaf garland swags, creating imbricated pattern; back has copper-colored silk, with 2 straps at the waist with rectangular metal buckle, with vertical chape and double tongue; inside lined with white silk.
Gallery Label: 
This waistcoat is a reproduction of a waistcoat worn by Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), stateman and once acting president of the New-York Historical Society. It was worn by his descendent, Albert E. Gallatin in the re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, in which the elder Gallatin particpated.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. B. Langdon Tyler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group