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Stays

ca. 1800-1815 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Stays or corset bodice made of linen trimmed with blue ribbon. Stitched in blue back stitch and edged with narrow pale blue silk ribbon binding. High waist length and sleeveless. The back is cut in two panels, and the side in a single panel. The bodice is made up to lace in the centre front, where it is boned. There are square tabs at the sides and back, and from the underarms there is a slanting double line of stitching which suggests a seam. The blue silk ribbon at the bottom is extended to form two tying ribbons.


Object details
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Object type
Materials and techniques
Linen trimmed with silk ribbon, boned
Brief description
Stays or corset bodice made of linen trimmed with silk ribbon, England, ca. 1800-1815
Physical description
Stays or corset bodice made of linen trimmed with blue ribbon. Stitched in blue back stitch and edged with narrow pale blue silk ribbon binding. High waist length and sleeveless. The back is cut in two panels, and the side in a single panel. The bodice is made up to lace in the centre front, where it is boned. There are square tabs at the sides and back, and from the underarms there is a slanting double line of stitching which suggests a seam. The blue silk ribbon at the bottom is extended to form two tying ribbons.
Credit line
Given by Miss E. S. Briggs
Collection
Accession number
T.142-1969

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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