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Corset

18th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
iron, hinged and perforated.
Brief Description
Iron corset, 1750, French/ Italian
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 42cm
  • Width: 28.5cm (Note: Note: This measurement is the width to the widest points above the chest to the shoulder)
  • Depth: 23cm
  • Waist measured inside garment circumference: 59cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Underbust measured inside garment circumference: 74cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Nape waist length: 34cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Object history
Gift of Talbot Hughes, the artist; had belonged to the Fitzhenry collection.
Summary
This probably an orthopedic device, worn for the correction of spinal deformities.
Collection
Accession Number
T.231-1914

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record createdSeptember 19, 2007
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