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Woman's jacket | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Short jacket of white silk/linen, embroidered with blue silk/linen yarns in dense floral pattern, small collar trimmed with dark blue grosgrain ribbon. Short, wide sleeves split and turned back with blue and white covered buttons. Belt of dark blue grosgrain ribbon, held by eight blue silk wrapped belt loops. White silk plain weave lining. Center back woven label “Paquin/Rue de la Paix. 3/Paris-London.”
costuming  costuming:pacquin  1900s  museum:mfaboston 
september 2015 by bookwyrm
Woman's coif with pointed lappets | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cream colored linen with a band of conventional ornament around the face worked with red silk in long-armed cross stitch. Narrow diagonal bands also worked with red silk decorated lappets. 19th-century reproduction of 17th-century lace.
headwear  Italy  19thc  costuming  museum:mfaboston 
september 2015 by bookwyrm
Corset | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Stays with heavily corded bust but light support elsewhere.
1830s  costuming  corsetry  stays  museum:mfaboston 
september 2015 by bookwyrm
Stays | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lightly boned stays of cotton twill, drawstring across neck, four gussets and three corded bands at bust; empty steel or busk casing down center front, corded side seams, shoulder straps part of a back flap, back flap laced through four sets of holes at side seams, baleen bones in back shoulder flap and lower back sides, empty bone casings along back lacing holes, linen twill tape applied to lacing holes on shoulder flap and back edges, corded back edges, seams and lacing hoes sewn with silk thread, edges bound in cotton plain weave tape

Unusual construction - CB laces together from mid-back down; upper back is a separate piece connected to the shoulder straps and the front, not separating, laced to the main body at the side seams.
1800s  costuming  corsetry  stays  museum:mfaboston 
september 2015 by bookwyrm

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