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ca. 1900 (made)
Place of origin

Corset of boned black satin with metal fastenings.

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Object details

Object type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Corset
  • Corset
Materials and techniques
Boned satin and metal
Brief description
Corset, boned black satin with metal fastenings, made in England, ca. 1900
Physical description
Corset of boned black satin with metal fastenings.
  • Bust measured inside garment circumference: 96cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Waist measured inside garment circumference: 66cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Hips circumference: 98cm
  • Front height: 53cm
  • Back height: 41cm
Accession number
T.67:1, 2-1938

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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