Victorian Men's Antique White Vest Waistcoat, Cotton Matelasse, 38 inch chest, with issues, note of provenance wedding 1875
Victorian Men's Antique White Vest Waistcoat, Cotton Matelassé, 38 inch chest, with issues, note of provenance wedding 1875
ERA: True vintage item from 1870s
MEASUREMENTS: the item is 20 inches long, 38 inches around chest, 32 inches around waist (actual measurement, allow room for movement)
MATERIAL: cotton matelassé
Off white cotton matelassé with grid lines and round designs. The collar buttons on each side with fabric covered buttons. 3 front pockets and more fabric covered buttons. Plain cotton back with full cotton lining. Strap on the back. There is a note of provenance in a pocket 'Papas wedding vest, March 1st 1875, Wm Franklin Hudson' He married Matura Ann Hawkins in Tennessee
CONDITION: The vest is in fair condition. Off white and dull from age. The fabric is worn on 3 of the buttons. One button hole is torn and a 1+ inch chunk of fabric is torn out. There is a 1 inch hole along the edge of the lapel with a small hole through to the lining. On the side is a 2 inch hole with tears and a 1 inch hole above it. There is a 2 inch tear on one of the straps on the back. There is no buckle on the strap and a button appears to be missing. There are a few small wear holes and scattered brown age spot.