1864 Fitted Corset, British. Blue silk lined with linen and to be worn over a chemise. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Blue silk lined with linen and made to be worn over a chemise. The front has fastenings and the back has lacings. During the19th Century, corsets were made from a variety of materials and shapes changed often. Sometimes breasts were pushed up and almost over the top. Sometimes waists were tiny and other curves were emphasized. By the end of the 19th century, corsets weren’t laced so tightly because wide crinolines created the illusion of tiny waists. Follow Suzi Love … Continue reading →
1800 Pair of Gloves, Probably Spanish.
A pair of women’s wrist-length gloves of dyed-yellow kid, printed in black in a lozenge pattern. Each diamond contains a printed motif: carnival and rustic figures alternating with flowers and birds. The wrist edge is scalloped and pinked.Continue reading →
1831 Roller Printed Cotton Furnishing Fabric, English, in green, red and pink. The pattern includes a design of acanthus scrolls with stars.Continue reading →