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Woman's corset

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Corset. Lavender-gray ribbed moiré silk, edged with gray silk ribbon, embroidered with maroon and crimson silk thread. Maroon lace trim. Crimson back lacing. Metal eyelets and stiffening. Initials "A" and "B" embroidered on front. Worn by Augusta Carolina Bonzagni (née Costa) of Boston....

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Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. John Burbidge

American(?), about 1885

Object Place

United States


Overall (approximate measurement open, laces closed, and flat for storage): 45.7 x 78.7 cm (18 x 31 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk moiré with silk embroidery, embroidered lace, silk tape, and metal bones and split spoon busk


Textiles and Fashion Arts