Stays

Object number
FIC.2018.004
Date
18th century
Description
Brown coutil stays with baleen boning and bound in a mix of white and brown leather. No shoulder straps and a very pointed front. Padding 4 1/2 x 1 in. on inside center bottom of stays. Iron rod inserted on front neckline inside linen "facing."
 
Materials
linen
whale bone
leather
iron
Object Type
stays (corsets)
Subjects
Underwear