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Woman's Corset, 1895 (Ref:L.C712.1980.96.0)

This busk front corset from 1890 is made of black lasting lined with white twill. The corset features flexible cording over the hips and an intricate boning system, involving over 40 cane strips and four steel supports down the back lacing. Machine-stitched feather embroidery decorates the top and bottom of the corset. The cane boning allowed this decorative stitching to be achieved by machine, ra…