Waistcoat, 1785–95 - "White silk waistcoat with high stand collar and straight hem edge. Very deep border at front edges of a curving, flowering vine. At the bottom, embroidered figures in classical dress stand in front of a stone balustrade with urns of flowers and fruit trees. The figures represent Dido and Aeneas, from the opera by Piccini and Marmontel, produced in 1785."
Front detail of a reconstructed Blue silk damask Banyan with block printed lining. "A man’s Banyan of ca. 1750 reconstructed by Martin Ciszuk". Article from Duran Textiles: http://www.durantextiles.com/newsletter/documents/news_6be_07.asp
An embroidered blue satin waistcoat circa 1780-90, worked in floss silks with rose-sprigs, double-breasted with two rows of facetted steel buttons, high stand collar and angular lapels. Kerry Taylor Auctions
Junior Paunch! [A case of form following fashion!] Portrait of Alexey Bobrinsky as a Child, 1769, by Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck. Count Alexei Grigorievich Bobrinsky (11 April 1762 - 20 June 1813), was the illegitimate son of Catherine the Great fathered by Count Grigory Grigoryevich Orlov
Item Description: Two gentlemen's waistcoats, 1760-70, one of ivory faille embroidered in wine chenille and silver thread in chain stitch c.1760, chest 112cm, 44in; the other of possibly Indian brocade with embroidered buttons and part lined in pink plush, chest 92cm, 36in (2)
A rare snuff-brown silk boy's coat, circa 1770, with seven self-covered functional buttons, lined in the same fabric, no collar, full skirts with pockets within the sword-slits, adorned with three buttons. http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-rare-snuff-brown-silk-boy-s-coat,-circ...-38-c-cb5dc5d341
Detail of waistcoat worn by Claude Lamoral II (1685–1766), Prince of Ligne and the Holy Empire, c.1750. Embroidery, button holes & button (left) and right showing location of the detail. Front: Brocaded liseré gros de Tours, blue silk, polychrome silk thread, gilded silver thread. Back and lining: blue silk taffeta, white silk taffeta, wooden buttons covered with thread and gilded silver foil.
View of a waistcoat worn by Claude Lamoral II (1685–1766), Prince of Ligne and the Holy Empire, c.1750. Front: Brocaded liseré gros de Tours, blue silk, polychrome silk thread, gilded silver thread. Woven design for a waistcoat. Back and lining: blue silk taffeta, white silk taffeta, wooden buttons covered with thread and gilded silver foil. he design resembles one by Anna Maria Garthwaite, a designer for silkmakers in Spitalfields,London. Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de…