Costume and Textiles
Man's WaistcoatMade in United States, North and Central America
Artist/maker unknown, American
Silk satin with silk embroidery in satin stitch; brown cotton plain weave, glazed cotton twill
Currently not on view
1956-29-19Gift of Mrs. William Howard Hart, 1956
LabelIn the nineteenth century, waistcoats remained the most decorative article in the otherwise sober masculine wardrobe, giving the man with a taste for pattern and embellishment some scope, as this waistcoat shows. The grapevine embroidered on the blue-violet satin accents its fashionable shawl collar and straight-cut waistline.