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Waistcoat

Object Number: 
1951.520
Date: 
1780-1810
Medium: 
Silk, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 16 in. ( 71.1 x 40.6 cm )
Gallery Label: 

Chancellor Livingston’s silk waistcoat, along with his tailcoat, is embroidered in various colors of silk in ornate floral and leaf designs. As seen in the portrait painted by John Vanderlyn, the Chancellor appreciated fine silk garments and enjoyed ornamental designs on his public clothes. His taste may have been indebted to French style, which he was exposed to during his time in France.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Place Made: 
Europe, France
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group