This is a Waistcoat. It is dated 1770–1785 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silk and its technique is satin, stem and knot stitches in twenty colors of silk on silk 7&1 satin foundation; applique of machine-made net areas of painted silk underneath embroidery and applique. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This object was
Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961).
It is credited
Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 74.3 × 86.4 cm (29 1/4 in. × 34 in.)
Cite this object as
Waistcoat (France); Previously owned by Jean Jacques Reubell (French, 1850–1933) ; silk; H x W: 74.3 × 86.4 cm (29 1/4 in. × 34 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-54-20