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Corset; woven corset

Corset; woven corset

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1870s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen woven with casings for the whalebone stiffeners; machine embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs R Janson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White linen and whalebone woven corset, with a centre front metal busk with 4 stud and loop fastenings and back lacing; the gussets for the breasts and centre front facings over the busk are decorated with white cotton machine embroidery in a floral pattern;the top and bottom edges are trimmed with embroidered tape. These decorative details are typical of woven corset. The bone casings are finished with silk flossing.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1870s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Linen woven with casings for the whalebone stiffeners; machine embroidery


Circumference: 18 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/1479

Descriptive line

Woven corset, England, 1870s


Silk; Linen; Metal; Whalebone


Whitework; Boning

Subjects depicted



Women's clothes

Production Type

Mass produced


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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