Fully Boned Stays
c 1780

Waugh, Norah Corsets and Crinolines p 38 for similar. Baumgarten, Linda What Clothes Reveal p 211.


of twill weave cotton with pale blue twill weave cotton tape edging to the tabs, chamois leather scalloped edging to the underarm, boned with baleen, lined with cotton, the back with lacing holes, back length 13 or 34 cm


As you will probably be able to see from the photographs this is not in the best condition. The centre top front is very worn exposing the baleen. The baleen is pushing through the cotton in a few other places. Ask for close up photos. The chamois leather trim is interesting.

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