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Antique French Leather Medical Corset

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Antique French Leather Medical Corset

A rigid leather corset from France with metal reinforcement that I imagine would have been used to correct spinal problems.

This corset is quite small. The antique mannequin it is modelled on measures 34 x 25 x 34 inches and, as you can see, the corset has to be on its loosest adjustment to enable it to be fastened but still gapes at the sides and back .

An impression of the original wearer's spinal column can be seen and felt in the leather at the back of the corset which is slightly macabre but interesting nonetheless.

The corset is lined with a soft material.

There are some marks here and there on the leather but the stitching is intact and the buckles are all present and correct. There is very little rubbing of the leather so, what I imagine are metal reinforcing rods, are all still fully encased. Please zoom in on all the photographs for a better idea of the condition.

I found this corset here in France so I am assuming it is French but there are no makers' marks or anything so it is an informed guess. I also don't have any idea about the date but can't think it can be any later than the early 1900s - again, this is an estimate.

Too rigid and unevenly sized to have been made for anything other than a corrective item I would say and it is small - maybe for a young adult in that era - and measures approx. 39 x 33 x 36 inches maximum (99 x 84 x 92cm) when buckled up to its loosest adjustment. I would say that this would definitely be for display purposes only.

The corset weighs 1.18kg (over 2lbs.9oz)

Thank you for looking and if you have any questions, please ask.
Antique French Leather Medical Corset

A rigid leather corset from France with metal reinforcement that I imagine would have been used to correct spinal problems.

This corset is quite small. The antique mannequin it is modelled on measures 34 x 25 x 34 inches and, as you can see, the corset has to be on its loosest adjustment to enable it to be fastened but still gapes at the sides and back .

An impression of the original wearer's spinal column can be seen and felt in the leather at the back of the corset which is slightly macabre but interesting nonetheless.

The corset is lined with a soft material.

There are some marks here and there on the leather but the stitching is intact and the buckles are all present and correct. There is very little rubbing of the leather so, what I imagine are metal reinforcing rods, are all still fully encased. Please zoom in on all the photographs for a better idea of the condition.

I found this corset here in France so I am assuming it is French but there are no makers' marks or anything so it is an informed guess. I also don't have any idea about the date but can't think it can be any later than the early 1900s - again, this is an estimate.

Too rigid and unevenly sized to have been made for anything other than a corrective item I would say and it is small - maybe for a young adult in that era - and measures approx. 39 x 33 x 36 inches maximum (99 x 84 x 92cm) when buckled up to its loosest adjustment. I would say that this would definitely be for display purposes only.

The corset weighs 1.18kg (over 2lbs.9oz)

Thank you for looking and if you have any questions, please ask.

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Reviewed by Joyce Binnie
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 3, 2018
Exactly as described. Packaging left a little to be desired, but no harm done. Thank you!
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