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Waistcoat

Description

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.

Creator

Date

1807

Materials

Silk faille, silk satin, cotton

Dimensions

15 inches (shoulder), 44.5 inches (chest), 39 inches (waist), 29 inches (front length), 26.5 inches (back length)

Object ID

1956.75.23

Resource ID

166

Notes

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lawrence R. Carton

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.