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stays 1972.7

Object Name: corset

Date: 1840-1850

Accession Number: 1972.7
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • metal
  • leather
  • satin
Support
 
Technique
  • quilted
Description

Black cotton satin lined with khaki twilled cotton.
Fronts each in one piece, shaped to bust by two gussets, two vertical and two diagonal bones, remainder quilted, front edges boned and laced through thirteen metal eyelet holes, metal eyelet hole at top edge; very straight back in one piece, shaped to hip by two gussets each side, fourteen vertical bones, remainder quilted; top edge cut away at underarm, bound with petersham at front and brown leather at back, lower edge bound with navy blue tape; leather patch at centre back inside hem; decorative red stitching along outside waistline and at base of gusset.

Dimensions

Type: Length (front)
Height: 39 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length (back)
Height: 36
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 62.5
Depth: