Search for us online for all your ethnic fashion needs! Antique lady's vest from Hungary. Measurements taken with article laying flat Across front: 19.5" Length: 17".Good Condition - cord loose in places; two buttons are loose and need to be reattached; light overall wear. This listing is for an antique vest from the turn of the century when Hungary was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
The vest is made of light brown velvet and decorated with metallic cord. This type of vest was worn by ladies throughout Hungary as a form of "national dress" and became associated with the nation and culture of Hungary. Similar vests are still made today as part of Hungarian dance and theater outfits.This vest is over 100 years old and was deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's historic fashion collection several years ago. There is an inventory number and the word "Hungary" written on the inside of the vest. There a some minor condition issues such as loose sections of cord and light wear to the velvet, but overall the vest is in quite good shape for its age and would make a fine addition to any collection of European fashion or Hungarian memorabilia. A note regarding condition: All of the costumes and textiles that I sell are vintage and have typically seen decades of use resulting in expected wear and tear that add to the history and authenticity of each piece. In case of above average wear, I try to list any significant damages and heavy signs of use in the above description. Small holes or stains, missing sequins/beads, worn trim, and other marks related to standard wear are common and do not detract from the value of most pieces. Please keep in mind that a vintage textile or garment in very good condition might still show signs of use, storage and age.
Unless otherwise noted, all of the items listed for sale are in very good, stable condition and are suitable for use, wear or display. The item "ANTIQUE Hungarian velvet vest national costume eary 1900's rare ethnic folk art" is in sale since Thursday, November 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Vests". The seller is "slavart" and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This item can be shipped worldwide.