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Stays

Fully boned stays in off-white wool, top and bottom edges bound in wool twill tape, narrow white silk tape at edges of sections, deep angular waist tabs, padded cotton pieces between front and side sections, linen lining pieced at sides where padded cotton pieces were inserted, buckram interface...

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Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

Corset

American, third quarter of the 18th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

49.902

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (glazed), linen plain weave lining, silk plain weave tape, wool twill tape, hemp plain weave (buckram), baleen, silk thread

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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