The decoration is very much in the Rococo style. If you look closely you can see the inked design beneath the cream linen threads, a feature which is always interesting to a collector or embroiderer.
The white glazed linen ground couched with cream wrapped linen threads, to give a three dimensional effect, the symmetrical decoration applied down the front and across the bottom with curving foliage and C scrolls, small French knots, fifteen small buttons applied with cord four leaf flowers, hand embroidered buttonholes, the deep shaped pocket flaps similarly worked, lifting to reveal five more buttons, the back of plain linen shorter and with a flap, lined with linen.
Front shoulder to hem 34 in; 85 cm. Underarm 32 in/83 cm
Considering the waistcoat is such a light colour t it is in remarkable condition. As you look at it there is a light brown mark above the left pocket and a couple more below. The top right side has a feint small mark. On the left hand shoulder some of the cord is missing to reveal the black inked design. The very back is a little grubby round the neck area and has a couple of small black spots further down. Ask for photos. The original lining is slightly too long as you can probably see in the photos.
Embroidered with White Heather Toomer, p 109, Plate 111
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