Woman's corset: Sapho H - ROM2008_9949_2


Woman's corset: Sapho H

Maker: Manufacture Royale
Medium:Silk satin, whale bones, steel busk, trimmed with machine lace
Geography: Made in Belgium; used in Victoria, British Columbia
Date: c. 1880 - 1885
32.3 x 86 cm
Object number: 978.28
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frances Howey
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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