C.1885-1890. Because the cuirass bodice of the 1880's was so tightfitting, a well fitting corset was essential to give that moulded look
. This R & G brand corset
is made of white coutil with sateen strips and has 46 curved bones to shape the figure. It is a high busted and long waisted model to suit a fairly large busted tall woman. The bust cups are each boned with 18 tiny whalebones. Features a very curved busk
with a curved busk protector at the back. The flossing
is yellow cotton and the lacing holes at the back
are brass. 31" bust, 19 1/2" waist, 32" hip. Busk is 14" long.