Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Late Teens Era Corset

From the seller:

This is a great antique Edwardian Corset in super, wearable condition and a popular size.

It even has the origional laceings with metal tips.

It was made by Madame Grace, part of the Kalamazoo Corset Company one of the best known of the era.

A lovely brocade ribbon adorns the top of the corset. It looks like it may have been worn only once. There is some light surface rust on the garters. A light perspiration mark under one arm. Two tiny rust marks I have photographed for you. Two small 1/2" places where the fabric over the brocade ribbon that is only 1/8" wore from being folded for so long.

Underarm to underarm 32" with bodice closed and laced and placed beneath the breast at the rib cage.

Hips: measurement taken at the hem 44"

Length from underarm to hem 17"

It could use a gentle cleaning, as it has been in storage for quite some time.

This is from my family's collection which was starteed in the 1920's. In my listings you will find clothing and accessories from 1850-1980.

From Me:

A lovely example of a plus sized corset. Remember, the corset didn't necessarily close in the back and you were meant to take a few inches off your existing waist size so the lady that wore this most likely had a 36" waist naturally.

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