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Short Regency Stays 1800 Italian Abiti Antichi Gallery Bust short brown silk taffeta lining in ivory silk taffeta. The straps in brown silk taffeta, are lined with ecru canvas' and end with a final part in ivory goatskin. The front part, closed by lacing (string original), and stiffened by thin horizontal and parallel brass springs inserted between fabric and lining.

Green silk taffeta bonnet with satin and cord trim, and peach silk lining, French, c. 1808. From the Lancaster-Barreto collection.

Round Gown ca. 1795; Met 1979.20a-g. Ensemble includes gown, separate stays, sleeveless spencer, and separate sleeves (probably left over from an earlier styling of the gown), all from the same striped silk satin fabric. This is a flat view of the dress with sleeveless spencer. It laces closed in the modern style (not spiral). Eyelets embroidered; original lace? Plain white/cream lining. Back neckline higher than gown. Sweat stains show it has been worn a great deal.

Corset (Stays), 1770s Italian Yellow, red, and ivory silk compound weave

"Isabelle", from the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection. Pelisse: Moss green silk taffetas pelisse with sky blue silk lining and Point de Bruxelles lace collar, French or English, ca. 1811. Pumpkin-colored cashmere shawl, Indian, ca. 1810. Gold brooch with sea shell cameo and paste jewels, English/Italian, 1812-1815.

Redingote, c. 1815, American, silk taffeta, From Doyle New York

1795 Abiti Antichi. "Corpetto in taffetà marezzato rosa scuro. Manca di uno dei due pannellini frontali." Google translate: "Bodice Taffeta marbled pink. Missing one of the two small panels front."

Mid 18th century silk Italian stays, laces up the front and back.

Object Name Stays Date ca. 1780

Florine, detail. Bag, silk taffeta, silver embroidery, France, 1790's. Private collection Barreto-Lancaster.