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Pair of stays made from fine linen; string from lace still intact; inscription in ink on interior: "Mary Jones Colman grandmother to the de Chappotins" and in pencil: "Grandmamma's stays".
In ink: ""Mary Jones Colman grandmother to the de Chappotins"" and in pencil: ""Grandmamma's stays"".
Gift of Mrs. Frank A. Thurber
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