Object Place: United States
Overall (approximate measurement open, laces closed, and flat for storage): 45.7 x 78.7 cm (18 x 31 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk moiré with silk embroidery, embroidered lace, silk tape, and metal bones and split spoon busk
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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. Condition: Excellent. Some wear on silk at edges of metal stiffening. Slight greenish stains from metal fastenings at front.
Mr. and Mrs. John Burbidge