Corset

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-50453

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

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Used At Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Underwear

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

1985.482