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Man's Vest
1852
Original Owner:Originally owned by Theophilus Avery , American, 1827 - 1880
Clothing Maker:Made by Unknown
Hand-stitched silk, cotton, and leather, with silk-covered bone (probably) buttons, a ferrous metal buckle, and cotton wadding
Primary Dimensions (length x width across chest): 22 1/2 x 20 1/2in. (57.2 x 52.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the estate of Amos Geer Avery
Description: Man's vest of dark brown silk with a woven berry sprig in blue and tan. The vest has a shawl collar. The center front opening fastens with six brown, silk-covered buttons. The vest has a curved breast pocket on the proper left side and a 4 3/4-inch-wide, curved, welted pocket on each lower side. The vest front is fitted with short darts at the armholes. The vest front is padded. The backing fabric is dark brown, plain-woven, glazed cotton. The fit of the vest is adjusted with a self-fabric buckled strap across the lower back. The center back seam is notched at the lower edge. The vest is lined with plain-woven white cotton. The lower edges of the front panels are lined with dark brown leather.
Object Number: 1998.80.2
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