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Object ID 1944.014.001
Object Name Vest
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of Miss Alice P. Smyth
Year Range from 1854
Year Range to 1860
Makers mark The vest is stamped with "G. Gouert, Tailor / 11/ E. 4th St. / Wilmington, Del. / Clement B. Smyth Esq." The buckle is stamped with a patent date of 1854-55.
Description Hand & machine stitched man's white silk moiré waistcoat with a single back buckle. It has five silk-covered buttons at the front with hand-stitched button holes and three pockets (two on the left, one on the right) at the front. The maker's stamp is stamped in black on the lining of the back and the buckle has a patent date stamp of 1854-55.
Dimensions W-18 L-21 inches
Dimension Details Greatest overall length; width across front; 35" waist.
Owned Clement B. Smyth
Provenance This waistcoat belonged to the donor's father, Clement B. Smyth (1827-1901).
Subjects Clothing & dress
Search Terms Clothing
Waistcoats
Clement Smyth
Wilmington
Fourth Street
G. Gouert
Nineteenth Century
New Castle County
Material Silk moiré front; linen lining & back; leather front panels
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE