Ivory silk faille waistcoat with floral embroidery worn by William Pinkney in 1807. It features a high collar, cut-away fronts, and a cotton back.
Silk faille, silk satin, cotton
15 inches (shoulder), 44.5 inches (chest), 39 inches (waist), 29 inches (front length), 26.5 inches (back length)
William Pinkney (1764-1822) wore this embroidered waistcoat to the court of King George III while holding office as the United States Minister to England.
Gift of Mrs. Lawrence R. Carton
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