Waist-cincher belt

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-50453

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

corsets
stitching
linen (material)
machine-made
silk (textile)
Belt
Belt, Cinch
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Linen
Hand Stitched
Belt, Cinch

Associated Building

Used At Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.482