Object Name: corset
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Accession Number: 1947.1629
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
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.
Height: 31 cm