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Object Name: Waistcoat
Date: 1825-1875
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Medium: Silk, satin, cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 24 x 16 in. ( 61 x 40.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Waistcoat with black silk front panels; small rolled collar develops into the long ovoid lapels; five silk covered buttons over the stomach area; brown floral embroidery on lapels, along garment opening and base; rectangular pockets at the waist; satin back panel with ribbon cinch above a satin belt with double prong metal buckle cinch closure; natural cotton lining.
Credit Line: Gift of Reginald W. Rives
Object Number: 1941.232
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This waistcoat belonged to Francis Robert Rives, Esq., father of the donor. Mr. Rives was the Secretary of the Legation in London from 1842 to 1844, a post appointed by President John Tyler.