Stays

Object number
65.012.001
Creator
Burke, Deborah
Date
1752
Description
Off white stays made with baleen. Coutil outside and coarse linen inside. Leather binding in eyelets for lacing. Tag with provenance sewn to PL front. Tag reads "Made by Miss Deborah Burke In 1752. At the age of sixteen. She was the wife of Thomas Chadwick and grandmother of Mrs William Brownell of Newport R.I."
Materials
linen
leather
whale bone
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Nancy Brownell
Object Type
stays (costume components)