Waistcoat: John Hancock
Silk twill, linen
Overall: 29 x 16 1/4 in. ( 73.7 x 41.3 cm )
Waistcoat with cream silk twill front panels embroidered all over with a floral and bow-tie design, embroidered floral garlands and bow-ties decorated with gold painted metal sequins along the opening of the garment, the base and on the ogee shaped pockets at the waist in red, pink, blue, green, white and black thread; a gold thread double outline also runs around these area; natural linen back panel and interior lining; thirteen buttons covered with gold foil and gold wire in a Star of David design; slits at sides and up the back from the waist to the bottom of the garment.
According to accession records this waistcoat belonged to John Hancock (1737-1793).
Gift of George Gibbs
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