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Corsetto

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 with Stomacher (reproduction), circa 1750

Commercial Colonial Undergarments: Supporting a Slightly-More-Historical Simplicity 3723 – Part 3

Stays, silk damask lined with linen, stiffened with whalebone and bound with silk tape and kid leather, c. 1750, French.

Stays French Dimensions Overall: cm in.) Accession Number Medium or Technique Silk damask, printed linen lining, whalebone, silk tape, and kid leather.

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:

Stays, Scotland, 1770-1780. Gold-brown silk, baleen.

Corset (SCOTLAND) Medium silk, baleen, silk stitching Place/s of Execution (Scotland) Accession Number National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

American Stays, late 18th Century. Cotton plain weave, linen plain weave lining and tape, leather, linen thread stitching, probably baleen boning. MFA Boston 53.941

Brown stays with undyed linen lining, shallow rounded waist tabs, edged in leather, seams covered in linen tape except for two on wearer's l.

Corset, 1770s Italian Yellow, red, and ivory silk compound weave Gift of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940 (C.I.40.173.6a–e). By the 1770s, steel was being used in stays, which increased their strength, though not their flexibility.

Stays Corset, Italian Yellow, red, and ivory silk compound weave Gift of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940

Date Made: 1770  Description:  Corset; homespun light brown linen, fully boned, fabric eyelets, whalebone stays.

Date made: Description: Corset [stays--the term corset wasn't used until homespun light brown linen, fully boned, fabric eyelets, whalebone stays.

Massachusetts or New York Stays, 1740-60. Silk moiré, linen, silk tape, whalebone. From MFA Boston: 44.347

White moiré silk rep front, beige linen back; ecru linen lining. White silk ribbon over seams.

So gorgeous.  The amount of boning in the front is amazing. 1890 (silk and whalebone)

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Corset American c. Ivory silk satin embroidered with silk, baleen (whalebone), metal busk. See the leaf shaped flossing!

A quick guide to corset & stay styles from 1750 to 1850

A quick guide to corset & stay styles from 1750 to 1850 (The Dreamstress)

Object Name: corset stays bag Pale blue glazed woollen damask over stiff foundation, lined with white linen. Bound with pale blue twilled wool. Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom Date: Accession Number: Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

A FINE CORSET, 1780S

A FINE CORSET, linen covered and lined fully boned long body, with elegant silk cord decorative lacing to the front, shaped and boned tabs at the lower waist

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