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Sleeveless corset bodice

German (Württemberg or Bavaria)
19th century

Object Place: Germany


24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin, embroidered

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Low, square neck, somewhat pointed iin frotn and back; high neck in back; covered with black satin quilted in diagonal bands through a rigid foundation to a heavy lining; embroidered in conventionalized floral design with gold thread; lower edges bound with white leather; upper edges, with gold galloon; fastened in front with chains; silver (?) ornamentation terminating in dog’s head each side front; silver (?) ornamentation at center back; roll of padded printed cotton over each hip.


Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, DC; by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer Eddy (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge (b. 1881 - d. 1970), Beverly Farms, MA; 1951, gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1951)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field