Velvet, silk twill, linen
Overall: 25 x 16 in. ( 63.5 x 40.6 cm )
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.
Gift of Reginald W. Rives
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.
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