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Evening Waistcoat

Stunning silver and blue weave which would have glinted by oil lights. A special and unusual fabric.


The mid blue silk woven with pairs of silver trefoils, roll collar, two welted pockets, five self covered buttons, buttonholes, backed and lined with an light brown twill weave cotton, the lower back adjustment  with three pairs of hand worked eyelets with cream cotton lacings.

Nape of back neck to hem 17 in; 43 cm

40 in; 1.01 cm


The blue and silver is a little creased under the arms and could do with a little flatening. The right hand side has a small hole, size of end of a pencil. The left hand side has slight lightening of the blue, presumably due to persperation. The back adjustable fastening area is a little marked, almost like water damage.