Bustle Pad

ca. 1885 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bustle pad of dark brown glazed calico trimmed with dark brown silk cord. It consists of an almost square pad with rounded corners overlaid with a smaller one held in place by the silk cord.

It appears to be stuffed with straw. It fastens with a white waist tape.


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Brief Description
Bustle pad of glazed calico, France, ca. 1885
Physical Description
Bustle pad of dark brown glazed calico trimmed with dark brown silk cord. It consists of an almost square pad with rounded corners overlaid with a smaller one held in place by the silk cord.



It appears to be stuffed with straw. It fastens with a white waist tape.
Dimensions
  • Height: 225mm
  • Width: 220mm
  • Depth: 95mm
Marks and Inscriptions
'AU LOUVRE PARIS' (Blue printed white paper stuck to the tape)
Gallery Label
Bought in Paris This French rectangular bustle pad is stuffed with straw and would have provided a firm shelf-like support for the skirt and petticoats worn over it. This helped create the fashionable silhouette of the mid 1880s a period in which bustles briefly returned to favour. Bustle pad Au Louvre France, Paris, about 1885 Glazed calico, stuffed with straw and trimmed with silk cord V&A: T.377-1978(16/04/2016-12/03/2017)
Collection
Accession Number
T.337-1978

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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