• Fashion Through the Ages auction at Christies

    Sale 5945

    Fashion Through the Ages

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    A GENTLEMAN'S WAISTCOAT

    POSSIBLY FRENCH OR ITALIAN, 1740S

    Price Realised  

    A GENTLEMAN'S WAISTCOAT
    POSSIBLY FRENCH OR ITALIAN, 1740S
    the linen ground embroidered in brightly coloured crewelwork wools with a floral border


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    Crewelwork waistcoats are unusual although the occasional lady's dress has survived. See these rooms, 14 July 1992, lot 128, A petenlair and petticoat, circa 1720.

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