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December 9, 2014

theclothingproject:

Collection’s Highlight: 18th Century Silk Vest 

This is one of two 18th century vests in our collection.  This one is silk with cut velvet figures of leaves, vines and roses.  I did not have a picture of the back, but someone decided to expand the back by cutting open the center seam and crudely adding a brown felt gussett that does not even long enough for the vest.  Its rather unseamly. 

Men’s Vest, ca. 1790, Silk and Velvet, L:22.5in x W: 17.25in. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Ralph Lum, N0084.1965.  

18th Century Vests

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