Brocaded silk faille lady's waistcoat, c.1770. Soft waistcoats without boning were worn for comfort indoors with a loose jacket and skirt. Suggests that it was worn with a jacket. The cone-shaped waistcoat fronts are fashioned from brocaded peach corded silk. From a distance, the texture of the corded weave resembles very fine line-quilting. The plain back and straps of silk shantung match the color of the fronts. It's lined with beige linen. The edges are bound with matching silk ribbon.
Back of Waistcoat, 1750-1760, made from gold silk damask lined with cream twilled silk facings and part lining with a cream linen back. It is trimmed with silver lace 10cm deep around the front and the hem and round and on the pocket flaps. The lace is made en disposition. There are 17 buttons embroidered with silver purl and plate.