Friday, February 3, 2012

Corset, unknown age

From the seller:

Antique ladies white cotton corset 1. original not reproduction, probably mid 1800s 2. heavy cotton 3. no bones in this corset 4. condition is good but not perfect 5. this has been taken in and let out 6. hole on one side near top, needs patch or mending 7. several worn spots, not holes but worn 8. original buttons, 1 missing button 9. straps do not button, they pin, you can adjust where you want them in the front 10. laced closed in back, can be let out measurements 1. around top edge, 36 in. 2. around bottom edge, 38 in. 3. waist, 28 in. Stored for years, some age yellowing Not stained, no rot This is strong and can be worn Free handling tracking and first class postage in US

From Me:
So...I have no idea. I want to say 1860's but I also could just as easily say 1900's. This style looks like it might be homemade. Personally, I LOVE the button fronts since busks are evil as far as I'm concerned.


  1. I'm pretty sure that's a health reform corset. They were more common in the late 80's, 90's, and early 00's.

  2. This is a health or reform corset, and as Jen says, from later, it is also a commercially manufactured corset as you can see the red tag.