Silk, satin, cotton
Overall: 24 x 16 in. ( 61 x 40.6 cm )
Waistcoat with black silk front panels; small rolled collar develops into the long ovoid lapels; five silk covered buttons over the stomach area; brown floral embroidery on lapels, along garment opening and base; rectangular pockets at the waist; satin back panel with ribbon cinch above a satin belt with double prong metal buckle cinch closure; natural cotton lining.
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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