"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." ~ C. S. Lewis
Yellow silk and embroidered waistcoat 1730-1739. Satin dyed, a brilliant sunshine hue forms the body of this court waistcoat of the 1730s. Such a rich yellow was fashionable in men’s and women’s dress from the 1730s until the 1780s. The scale of the embroidery pattern and its range of textures are characteristic of Baroque design in general and 1730s embroidery in particular. Simply gorgeous!