These magnificent waistcoats are replicas of original hand embroidered garments. Autumn Wheat dates from around 1780 and Summer Rose slightly later from around 1790-1800.
These exquisite garments were very popular at the time for formal evening wear. We have painstakingly re-created the original garments using digital print technology, which from a distance is almost indistinguishable from the real embroidery.
The pattern is similarly an exact copy of the shape used at the time. Even the covered buttons are printed for absolute authenticity.
Printed on Cotton / Viscose Ottoman, which has a slightly ribbed surface, and the back is Fawn Silesia Cotton.
Summer Rose is taken from an original garment owned by the Worthing Museum & Art Gallery in Sussex.
We are currently making these to order, with a delivery time of approximately 3-4 weeks, although some sizes are kept in stock.
There are currently six chest sizes available
XSmall - 36in
Small - 38in
Medium - 40in
Large - 42in
XLarge - 44in
2XLarge - 46in
Dry Clean only