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Culture:fabric: Italian (possibly); garment: French, Italian or Spanish
Title:suit: waistcoat, cape and skirt
Date Made:1700-1725, with later alterations
Type:Clothing
Materials:textile: uncut and voided cream and salmon colored velvet; salmon-colored plaion weave silk (taffeta) lining
Place Made:fabric: Italy (possibly); garment: French, Italian or Spanish
Accession Number:  HD F.665

Description:
Child's suit consisting of three pieces - a sleeveless waistcoat; a skirt, and a cape. While the material and general construction suggest the early 18th century, several areas suggest later alterations or construction. The velvet material has a selvage consisting of green and white striped twill-weave.

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