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Sample Date: early 19th century Culture: French Medium: Silk on silk Dimensions: L. 3 3/4 x W. 3 1/4 inches 9.5 x 8.3 cm Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Credit Line: Gift of The United Piece Dye Works, 1936

Sample Date: early 19th century Culture: French Medium: Silk on felt Dimensions: L. 3 3/4 x W. 3 1/4 inches 9.5 x 8.3 cm Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Credit Line: Gift of The United Piece Dye Works, 1936

Sample Date: early 19th century Culture: French Medium: Silk on wool Dimensions: L. 3 3/4 x W. 2 3/4 inches 9.5 x 7 cm Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Credit Line: Gift of The United Piece Dye Works, 1936

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Waistcoat

Most of the patterning on this glittering 1770s waistcoat has been fashioned during the weaving of the silk fabric. The fabric was known as a silver tissue, and incorporated an additional weft of silver thread woven in with the green silk warp and weft. This created the silver stripe and wavy silver border seen on the pocket and hem of the waistcoat. Additional colours in the weave produced the red and white flowers and green stems. Once off the loom, further decoration was added to the…

Sample Date: early 19th century Culture: French Medium: Silk on felt Dimensions: L. 3 7/8 x W. 3 1/4 inches 9.8 x 8.3 cm Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Credit Line: Gift of The United Piece Dye Works, 1936

Partie dun jupon démonté en toile imprimée, fin du XVIIIe siècle, coton crème imprimé à la plaque de cuivre (Alsace?); décor de guirlandes de fruits rouges et rubans noués; le bas matelassé et piqué en losanges et bourrelets. 130 x 89 cm.