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Snowshill Manor © National Trust / Simon Harris

Snowshill Manor © National Trust / Simon Harris

Baby Stays

A new online find, a set of English children's stays, they were described by the dealer as small enough to only fit a baby. These stays hav.

Nordiska museet - Photographer Oldenburg, Fanny

Nordiska museet - Photographer Oldenburg, Fanny

18th century stays: Original Stays Online   Infant Stays Memorial Hall Museum

Toddler's corset or "stays" (front), c. Girls started wearing corsets when quite young. This corset is stiffened with cardboard rather than whalebone or metal.

'Bath stays or the lady's steel shapes', 1777, published by Matthew Darly. Walpole writes, 28 Mar. 1777, "There has been a young gentlewoman overturned and terribly bruised by her vulcanian stays. They now wear a steel busk down their middle and a rail of the same metal across their breasts." 'Letters', x. 31.

Title (object) Bath stays or the lady's steel shapes Materials paper (all objects) Techniques etching (scope note

Stays, Met Museum  Date:     1700–1799 Culture:     American Medium:     linen, baleen Dimensions:     [no dimensions available] Credit Line: ...

Stays, Met Museum Date: Culture: American Medium: linen, baleen Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: .

Le corps à baleine date du milieu du 18e siècle et a été transformé par la suite au moment de la mode des corps souples (mode parisienne des années 1780 qui s'est répandue en province dans les années 1790)

Le corps à baleine date du milieu du 18e siècle et a été transformé par la suite au moment de la mode des corps souples (mode parisienne des années 1780 qui s'est répandue en province dans les années 1790)

extant 18th C stays - Interesting boning pattern - http://americanduchess.blogspot.com/2011/01/extant-18th-c-stays-from-marjorie.html

American Duchess:Historical Costuming: Extant c. Stays 1780 I from the Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Museum, Nevada

Pair of stays  Description:	Homespun.  Maker:	 unknown  Date:	 1790 C  Inscriptions:	 In ink: ""Mary Jones Colman grandmother to the de Chappotins"" and in pencil: ""Grandmamma's stays"".  Object type:	 3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing -- Underwear  Descriptive terms:	 Stay  Women's clothing  corsets  Accession Number:	1966.39  Credit Line:	Gift of Mrs. Frank A. Thurber  GUSN:	 47289

Stays: ca. "In ink: 'Mary Jones Colman grandmother to the de Chappotins' and in pencil: 'Grandmamma's stays'.

Stays, 1770-1790; VAM T.909-1913

Stays

Place of origin: England (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk damask, lined with linen, reinforced with whalebone, hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

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