1887 Fully Boned Wedding Corset, American. Front hooks & back lacing. Every boning channel is flossed top and bottom.
Worn by Miss Honore O’Shea, daughter of James J. O’Shea and Honore Pyne O’Shea, when she married donor’s father, John J. Sullivan, November 10, 1887 at Holy Family Church, Roosevelt and May Street, Chicago.
|This American wedding corset has full boning which is typical of corsets worn during the late 1880s and early 1890s. Made of cotton twill and with numerous small embroidered silk threads crossing at both the top and bottom hems and there is also scalloping at both top and bottom edges.|
There are center front hooks for closing the corset and the center back has metal grommets with cotton laces to tighten the corset. Having both front and back access is typical of corsets during these times as it allowed women to put on their own corsets, without assistance, when necessary.
Every boning channel is flossed at the top and bottom which, combined with the multiple boning channels, creates a pretty and interesting overall effect.