Comfort Corset, Side Lacing, Maternity, Sports or Riding Corset 1875-1885

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Comfort Corset, Side Lacing, Maternity, Sports or Riding Corset 1875-1885

Amazing condition!  This one would be great in a museum display!  Constructed with white cotton and cotton cording was used for structure.  Center front steel busk curved out at the lower stomach.  This corset laces on both sides.  Stamped with “Comfort Corset”.   Likely a maternity corset (due to the deep curve of the busk, more pronounced than a spoon busk) however side lacing had been used for riding and sports as well.  Due to the lower sides (at the hips) I believe this is not a sports/riding corset.  There is a button at the center bust (possibly for nursing) and shoulder straps for support.


Bust:  36 inches (92 cm)

Waist:  22 inches (56 cm)

Condition is wonderful with some light discoloration and small rust spots at the busk.

When I was a little girl I fell in love with Victorian cage crinolines.  Growing up that love became a passion for beautiful antique fashions, textiles and accessories.  That passion has enabled me to bring you some of the finest historic fashions available on the market today.  Collecting antique and vintage clothing is kind to the earth and a tangible investment option you can enjoy on a daily basis.  Appreciated by all ages and cultures it offers a wonderful connection to history, revealing how people lived.  The attention to detail in the construction of these intricate garments and accessories is remarkable.  There is significant value in owning quality antique garments and it is my pleasure to make them available to you.   

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