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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1780s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk taffeta, lined with silk, ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. J. Stewart

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stays of cream silk taffeta lined with silk, and bound and laced with matching ribbon. Short waisted, with square tabs at the hips, a low square neck and shoulder straps which tie at the back. It is laced with matching ribbon down part of the front and there are stitched eyelet holes for a laced back fastening. At the hips are more eyelet holes, possibly for the attachment of hip pads. Bones on the centre front and back have been removed.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1780s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk taffeta, lined with silk, ribbon


Width: 36 in under arm, Length: 12 in shoulder to waist

Descriptive line

Stays of silk taffeta lined with silk, England, 1780s


Textiles; Women's clothes; Underwear; Fashion; Accessories


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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