Hello and thank you for looking. Gorgeous and very rare indeed!
This textile is an antique , French men's vest that dates from the mid to late 1800's 100% hand stitched, this textile took ages to created. One of the most beautiful, in the most beautiful condition! The front fabric is a woven silk brocade, most likely woven in Lyon. Electric blue and the ground is a black tone.The lining and backing are gentle twill weave cotton fabrics that were polished or chintzed to repel dirt A STUNNING example , very fine and very rare. Chest 18 inches from one underarm to the other , laid flat across the front. Shoulders across the back : 13.5 inches. CONDITION : This lovely textile is in as found not freshly laundered condition with light storage dust.
STUNNING condition with age marks on the lining to be expected. Please see my other Antique French fabric auctions by clicking View Sellers Other Items. The item "Men's vest French antique silk black brocade 19th century clothing BLUE" is in sale since Thursday, October 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Fabric\Cotton".The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.