Exquisite antique 18thC Georgian silk embroidered gentleman's waistcoat. The delight of antique silk.. There is also an amazing 18. An absolutely stunning hand embroidered gentleman's silk waistcoat in superb condition - mo marks or underam staining, and no damage. Apart from a few missing sequins, this is in extraordinarily good condition given that it dates to circa 1780.The waistcoat is embellished with hand embroidery in silk floss, as well as tiny purple jewels and metal sequins. All the 12 hand embroidered buttons are present. The front of the waistcoat has no marks, stains or damage - the silk appears strong, with no signs of fragility. The back and the lining do have a few marks and slight age-related discolouration - the back and the lining seem to be made of a mixed wool & linen fabric - no damage. There are 2 linen ties at the back.
Beautiful pockets (these are proper working pockets, not faux pockets)and pocket flaps. Entirely hand stitched, this is a work of art. Some measurements (all taken with the garment laid flat and measured straight across) outer shoulder edge to outer shoulder edge 33cms, underarm to underarm 48cms. Lemgth from shoulder to front points 72cms, length at the back 66cms.Rare to find is such excellent conition - a wonderful find! I sell antique and vintage textiles and ephemera - unique items that have history, and may show signs of this - it is part of their charm. I try to describe any obvious faults as truthfully as I can. However, as most of my items are 100 years old, they will often bear the traces of a previous life. When paying by UK cheque, please note that your item(s) cannot be sent until your cheque has cleared. I also automatically open an unpaid item case against non-paying buyers on the 4. Will be sent by Global Priority. Please dont hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
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The item "Exquisite antique 18thC Georgian silk embroidered gentleman's waistcoat" is in sale since Sunday, May 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Embroidery".The seller is "linskapet" and is located in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU. This item can be shipped worldwide.