Wednesday, February 11, 2015

18th Century Stays

From the seller:

Impressive ecru linen ladies stay or corset dating to the last half of the 18thc. Finely sewn tracks giving the silhouette a barrel front form, with leather trimmings. Back lacings and lined in linen. As found with wear to back edges and some loose stitching of the linen in the interior. Essential under garment for period dress, excellent candidate for collection. Measures 28" across mid section lying flat, stand 14" at the back and 12" in front.

From Me:

My guess is 1760's based on the style and the length of the stays.

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