Waistcoat, 18th century

Man’s coat of white cotton, lined with white linen, with deep cuff ornamentation, all of white quilting with sections of punched work and embroidered French knots. The design is an elaborate flower pattern common during the early 18th century. The shoulder seams, the uneven placing of design in the back and interception of pattern at the neck would indicate that this back has been added from something else, probably a waistcoat, and that this coat has been recut.

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