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Corset

Description

Lavender taffeta (faded in front) self-ruching around top; laced center front & back closure (bronze silk lacing at front; missing other lacing); boned darts & seams. Sharply pointed; lined w/ white glazed linen; top hem backed w/ velvet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Associated Building
Used At Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.). Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
linen (material)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Underwear
Descriptive terms
CORSET
corsets
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1985.482
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
50453

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