1750-1770 ca. Back Lacing Linen Corset, European.
Made of linen, lining of natural linen, chamois leather to strengthen, straps of linen, stiffening of whalebone.
Description: Quilted linen corset with vertical tunnels and with ribs. Whalebone stiffening, point on front, hip flaps, front shoulder straps of fabric plus long narrow linen strips to tie. Lined and has chamois leather at armpits, front point and waist.
Linen corset with a deep thickened point at the front, hip flaps, and lacing at the back. Fully quilted with vertical tunnels, with ribs. Thickened tip at the front is slightly triangular. Above for round shape due to wide horizontal rib. Flares from the waist into hip phlangers, or fingers. Lacing eyelets and criss-crossed lacing at the back.
Front shoulder straps are of the fabric with very long linen straps with narrower linen strap, total 110 cm, and two horizontal linen loops on top of the backs. There is a narrow linen strip on all seams and along all edges.
Armpits and the front point are reinforced with chamois leather and chamois leather is at the waist with straps attached.