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Woman's corset: Sapho H - ROM2008_9949_2

ROM2008_9949_2

Woman's corset: Sapho H

Geography: Made in Belgium; used in Victoria, British Columbia
Date: c. 1880 - 1885
Maker: Manufacture Royale
Medium: Silk satin, whale bones, steel busk, trimmed with machine lace
Dimensions:
32.3 x 86 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frances Howey
Object number: 978.28
Not on view
DescriptionWorn under fashionable dress, corsets controlled body movements and reshaped the torso to the desired silhouette. The design of the overgarment was based on the shape of this tailored understructure. Steel bones into machine-stitched channels stiffen this example.
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