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Salesman's Sample (Waistcoat Pocket)

A work made of silk, warp-float faced satin weave; embroidered with silk floss in satin, single satin and stem stitches; french knots.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced satin weave; embroidered with silk floss in satin, single satin and stem stitches; french knots.

Date:

1780-1810

Artist:

Probably France, Lyon

About this artwork

The survival of thousands of small embroidery samples for men’s suits and coats indicates the scope and scale of the Lyonnaise embroidery workshops specializing in men’s fashion. Patterns were marketed both domestically in France and throughout Europe. Indeed, French taste so dominated European fashion that when foreign diplomats came to France, they felt obliged to buy the latest styles in Paris before they appeared at court.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Salesman's Sample (Waistcoat Pocket)

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

Made 1780–1810

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced satin weave; embroidered with silk floss in satin, single satin and stem stitches; French knots

Inscriptions

Inscription: N560 2712 0 M

Dimensions

27.3 × 27.7 cm (10 3/4 × 10 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland

Reference Number

1956.157

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