Silk, satin, cotton
Overall: 24 x 16 in. ( 61 x 40.6 cm )
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.
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.
Gift of Reginald W. Rives
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