Natural coloured cotton stays, stiffened with whalebone, 1780s. Fashion Museum Bath.
Corset: 18th century, ribbed linen, "top stitched in cream linen, trimmed with narrow white braid, bound in white linen herringbone tape, with straps laced to the fronts."
Stays, America, mid 18th century. Brown linen, bound in white leather at top and bottom edges, having white linen bands, hand embroidered eyelets, originally front and back lacing.
Linen stays, 1750/1770 - MOMU (ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen)
Busto (1750 - 1760) by UnknownPalazzo Mocenigo
Well worn Linen/woollen stays. Norway
Ecru linen ladies whalebone stay dating to the last half of the 18thc. Finely sewn tracks with the whalebone insertion giving the silouhette a barrel front form, with leather trimmings. Back lacings and lined in linen. Measures 28" across mid section lying flat, stand 14" at the back and 12" in front. Ebay: heartnsoul1 Carolyn Forbes Textiles
Corset (ca. 1775-1790) of light brown linen; partial straps at shoulder; eyelets along center front and back for lacing; shaped with vertical, horizontal, and diagonal seamed channels; wooden busks at center front; tabbed hem.