Impressive ecru linen ladies whalebone stay dating to the last half of the 18th century. Finely sewn tracks with the whalebone insertion giving the silhouette a barrel front form, with leather trimmings. Back lacing and lined in linen. As found with wear to back edges and some loose stitching of the linen in the interior. Essential under garment for period dress, excellent candidate for collection.
Measures 28″ across mid section lying flat, stand 14″ at the back and 12″ in front.