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Combinations

1830 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Combination underwear of white lawn cloth, with low round neck, gored bust and short straight sleeves. The legs are cut slightly on the cross and curve on the inside of the leg into a wide gusset. They are iopen from under arm to ankle down the side seam, and only 1 woven thread button of formely 6 remains.
read Corsets, crinolines and bustles: fashionable Victorian underwear
object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
lawn cloth
Brief Description
Combination underwear, England, 1830
Physical Description
Combination underwear of white lawn cloth, with low round neck, gored bust and short straight sleeves. The legs are cut slightly on the cross and curve on the inside of the leg into a wide gusset. They are iopen from under arm to ankle down the side seam, and only 1 woven thread button of formely 6 remains.
Dimensions
  • Bust measurement circumference: 48in
  • Width: 32in
  • Shoulder to waist length: 14in
  • Shoulder to ankle length: 49in
Credit line
Given by the Earl and Countess of Harrowby
Object history
Registered File number 1963/1313
Bibliographic Reference
The Workwoman's Guide by a lady 1838/40 1974 edition, plate 7, figure 17 Combinations.
Collection
Accession Number
T.98-1963

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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