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Waistcoat: T.5-1995

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Cream ribbed silk with polychrome silk embroidery using a mixture of floss, twisted and chenille silk threads in satin, stem, chain and a tied cross-stitch. The back and lining of linen. Stand collar; skirts diverge at an angle just below the waist. Buttonholes uncut, hook and eye fastening. Flaps over sham pockets. Believed to be of Irish origin; embroidery provincial rather than highest quality.


History note: Said to have belonged to Nathaniel Craven, a relative of the donor's late mother-in-law Elizabeth Barnes (nee Ogle).

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. Stella F. Barnes

Measurements and weight

Length: 21.5 in
Width: 18 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1995-10-09) by Barnes, Stella F., Mrs


Late 18th century
Circa 1770 CE - Circa 1790 CE

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.5-1995
Primary reference Number: 198886
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 15 May 2014 Updated: Thursday 14 September 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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