A boy's waistcoat, part of a three piece 'sailor' style half-mourning suit (circa 1871) which consists of a cream linen jacket, trousers and waistcoat. The cream linen waistcoat is trimmed with three rows of dark green braiding and fastens with five mother of pearl buttons. The sleeve openings have a white edging. The waistcoat has two metal buttons on either side. The buttons have the inscription 'Swears and Wells/ London'.
This suit is part of a set of mourning clothes belonging to a boy called Travers Buxton (born 10.12.1864) who wore them on the death of his mother in 1871.