• Waistcoat, about 1830

    A remarkable example of French embroidery executed with dyed and flattened moosehair.The Upper Great Lakes Natives employed moosehair embroidery work on their goods; however, they clearly adopted French styles here for trade to Europeans.Canadian museums contain a few similar examples, but this is rather rare.

  • Waistcoat, about 1805-1815

    Rather dirty, but still handsome early 19th century (Empire) waistcoat, with typical high stand collar and short straight foreparts.Exquisite hand done backstitching.White on white embroidery popular in this era.Tab at center back might possibly be for hangingon a knob or peg.

  • Waistcoat, about 1780-1820

    The form of the waistcoat appears to be late 18th century, but some of the other features are early 19th century.Very coarse linen cotton lining and back fabric.Embroidered in the piece. This waistcoat is slightly padded all along the front panel.The waistcoat was used for winter wear.