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Antique corsets - 1786 stays

A hand-made cone-shaped stay corset from circa 1786

Measurements: Bust 33", Waist 26", Front length 12 1/2", Back length 14 3/4".  From the collection of K. Augusta  antique-fashion.com

Measurements: Bust 33", Waist 26", Front length 12 1/2", Back length 14 3/4". From the collection of K. Augusta antique-fashion.com

This pair of stays originally had shoulder straps which would have supported the bust while the tabs at the bottom of the corset would have adjusted to the shape of the hips and allowed for movement while the rest of the upper body was firmly corsetted. They are boned with 68 pieces of whalebone.

Pair of stays made from brown cotton and lined in natural homespun linen.

Measurements: Bust 33", Waist 26", Front length 12 1/2", Back length 14 3/4".  From the collection of K. Augusta  antique-fashion.com

Boned with 120 pieces of baleen boning which were inserted into hand sewn one quarter inch channels. The characteristic white leather binding held the baleen bones in place while protecting the wearer should one poke through the linen

Corset | Western European | 1770-1790 | linen, whalebone, silk tape | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Accession #: 43.534

Corset, Western European, Linen, whalebone, and silk tape. Brown cotton cover and lining. Ecru silk tape over seams and binding. Partial front and full back lacing.

Stays, Ebay Auction c.2004  This is a rare 1740-1760 early American colonial time period corset/stays. Made of two tone tan linen that is laid over what is probably rows of cane that are tightly hand stitched into place. A band of thin cotton extends down the front seam. The top edge and bottom hem and flaps are lined with kid leather. The inside is lined with heavy tan homespun linen. Bust 34". Waist 26". Front length 12". Back length 13.5".

Stays, Ebay Auction c.2004 This is a rare 1740-1760 early American colonial time period corset/stays. Made of two tone tan linen that is laid over what is probably rows of cane that are tightly hand stitched into place. A band of thin cotton extends down the front seam. The top edge and bottom hem and flaps are lined with kid leather. The inside is lined with heavy tan homespun linen. Bust 34". Waist 26". Front length 12". Back length 13.5".

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Corset of brown cotton twill with shoulder straps that tie at front with cotton (linen? holes down centre back for closure.

Corset  Date: late 18th century Culture: American Medium: linen, wood Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1970 Accession Number: 1970.106.4

Corset Date: late century Culture: American Medium: linen, wood Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1970 Accession Number:

extant 18th C stays - Interesting boning pattern - http://americanduchess.blogspot.com/2011/01/extant-18th-c-stays-from-marjorie.html

American Duchess:Historical Costuming: Extant c. Stays 1780 I from the Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Museum, Nevada

CF. Stays. 1780-1795. Corset of brown cotton twill with shoulder straps that tie at front with cotton (linen?) twill tape; holes down centre back for closure.

Corset of brown cotton twill with shoulder straps that tie at front with cotton (linen? holes down centre back for closure.

Rare Early American Linen Corset w/ Provenance  Circa 1700's, a rare early American linen corset with provenance. The note attached reads, "...

Maria Niforos - Fine Antique Lace, Linens & Textiles : Early Items # Rare Early American Linen Corset w/ Provenance

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