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Waistcoat Date: mid-1840s Culture: British Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length: 18 in. (45.7 cm); Width: 28 1/2 in. (72.4 cm)

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England Waistcoat c. 1850 silk, cotton, leather, metal 65.5 cm (centre back), 51.5 cm (waist, flat) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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An embroidered gentleman's waistcoat early 19th century, of ivory satin worked in floss and corded silks with wildflowers, blue and pruple s...

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Vest Date: 1845–59 Culture: probably British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 24 in. (61 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; A. Augustus Healy Fund, 1926

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Frockcoat, late 18thC. France, wool. Navy blue, collar, cuffs and skirts embroidered with cream silk "point Beauvais" garlands of pearls and flowers, embroidered buttons. Coutau-Bégarie

3-piece court suit for the young Alexander I, Russia, 1786. Pink silk with golden metal thread embroidery; waistcoat: cream silk with metal thread embroidery.