Antique Silver Buckle Gold Thread Vest

This is an amazing piece that my client bought at auction many many years ago. We know little about it other then it is early! Made of a beautiful deep black silk. The bottom edge has a woven ribbon pattern worked into the silk in a brilliant mix of green, red and yellow threads. The entire front has real metal gold toned thread worked over it. The is done with a heavy hand and continues up and around the neck. The four front clasps are actual metal and quite heavy!! I suspect this was a man's vest but it is a brilliant and amazing piece for now! Note that it is a true deep black and we have lightened some photos so you can see the detail. Excellent antique condition

Bust: 17" flat across the back from side to side
Waist: 15" flat across the back from side to side
Total length: 17" from neck to hem

Fully lined in a woven cotton and closes at the front with silver colored huge clasps. Hand finishes. The interior shows a bit of grubbiness but it is otherwise in excellent condition!

Modern size equivalent: SML-MED (8-10)

Item# S420

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This item is in sound, as found condition

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