Stays

Corset

American
last quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center front: 30.5 cm (12 in.) Center back: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

53.941

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, linen plain weave lining and tape, leather, linen thread stitching, probably baleen boning

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown stays with undyed linen lining, shallow rounded waist tabs, edged in leather, seams covered in linen tape except for two on wearer’s left which are covered with narrow leather strips, undyed linen stitching through out and around seven sets of lacing holes at back, stitching goes through lining and appears on inside of stays

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Meyer Weker, to MFA, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Meyer Weker