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corset 1947.1629

Object Name: corset

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1860-1870

Accession Number: 1947.1629
Location on Display: Gallery of Costume - 1F - Dr Cunnington's Perfect Lady
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • metal
  • silk
  • lace
  • sateen
Support
 
Technique
  • quilted
Description

Red cotton sateen, padded and quilted with small lozenges sewn in white; metal busks down centre front opening, fastening with four metal catches; straight top edge, pointed waistline; fronts each in one section with two gussets for bust each side and separate section over hips; two parallel bones each side of front, three parallel bones further to each side; back in one section each side of centre opening, top edge higher than front, two parallel bones at each centre back edge and eleven metal eyelet holes for lacing, the fourth and fifth from the bottom closer together, laced with fawn silk braid; three diagonal bones from top edge each side to centre back waist; gusset for hips; top edge trimmed white lace, bottom edge bound red and white twilled tape.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 31 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height: 56
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