Design based on a typical cut and embellished with hand embroidery. The embroidery design is based on century silk designs. The waistcoat is double breasted with buttons, wide lapels and jiggers in the back.
Baptista- Add lace to sleeves, lighten colors. 1772 (made) "Compared to the florid Rococo style of the the embroidery on the waistcoat is becoming more abstract and is restricted to a smaller area of the garment.
striped silk taffeta lightweight summer coat and attached waistcoat, French. The two front sections of the vest are sewn directly to the armholes of the coat, so there is no back to the vest, just the coat itself.
Formal ensemble Place of origin:UK (made) (made) Artist/Maker:Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques:Wool, trimmed with silver-gilt braid and silk twill, lined with silk, backed with wool, hand-sewn
The uniform tunic of an British Royal Horse Guards officer, the oldest in the regimental collection [Household Cavalry Regimental Collection. As worn by my great grand uncle Major Richard Davenport killed at The Battle of Warburg July 1760