Thursday, August 20, 2015
Regency Era Long Stays
From the seller:
An early 1820’s embroidered whit cotton corset. The corset is all hand stitched. The embroidery is done with padded cording in a floral and line pattern. The bust line has a gusset on each side. The hips have gussets on each side. The corset originally had bone eyelets for the lacing but they have been removed at some point in time. The corset is in very good condition. There is a small age mark on the front hemline area and a couple of slightly larger then pencil tip size age spots on the back shoulder area. A wonderful treasure to add to an early textile collection. Bust 30 Waist 21.
I agree with the 1820's date. The embroidery style is similar to many other stays from the same time period.