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Corset

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)
    Italy (possible, made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    iron, hinged and perforated.

  • Museum number:

    T.231-1914

  • Gallery location:

    On display in Values of Design, Design Society, Shekou, China

This probably an orthopedic device, worn for the correction of spinal deformities.

Physical description

Iron bodice, corset style, made from shaped pieces of metal, square and round cutouts creating a mesh effect. Hinged at sides. One side of corset detached. Lacing holes around lower edge of corset.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)
Italy (possible, made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

iron, hinged and perforated.

Dimensions

Height: 42 cm, Width: 28.5 cm, Depth: 23 cm

Object history note

Gift of Talbot Hughes, the artist; had belonged to the Fitzhenry collection.

Descriptive line

Iron corset, 1750, French/ Italian

Materials

Iron

Techniques

Metal-working

Categories

Underwear; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project; Interiors; Household objects; Shekou; Values of Design; Design Society

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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