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Maple Wooden Busks
18th century

These are so versital and can be used for so many things.

First and Foremost, they were used in stays and corsets. They were inserted or tied in the front to hold form and give you "belly" control.

In 18th century stays they were inserted into the front to push the stay out around the waist and take the pressure of your stomach and the stays, putting the pressure on the busk. This prevents the front from flipping up, or your reeds from breaking.

The busks can be cut down and also etched or carved. Many times in the 18th century they were given as presents to women. Men out at sea or on long travels would carve them with messages in for their ladies back at home. This would be a great gift.

If you have any questions please ask!

These are top quality busks hand made by an historic "Paddle Maker". These are made the same way 18th century paddles are= hand carved.

Long = 11"
Wide = just over 1 3/4" Tapers down to just under 1.5"
Thick= 1/8"

Please convo me with questions!

Frequently asked questions about LitttleBits

If you are interested in a Custom Order please send us a message. We may or may not have the ability to fulfill your Custom Order Request. We will do our best. Please Ask Us.

Custom Boxed Sets are available. Check the shop!
Each product will have different care instructions. We feel most are pretty straight forward and are usually listed in the listing. If you have questions. Please Ask.
Note: With these recipes and products being all natural and organic as well as historical- they are prone to change consistency in varying weather conditions. That does not take away from their potency or their quality- it just means that it's a natural product without any chemical additives. All Our products may melt. We can't guarentee what consistency they will arrive in during the summer months. If this happens- put them in the fridge and give them a stir once cool.
Let us know if this is a gift. We have special cards to put in with the order. Let us know what you would like to say and we can write a little note on the card.

Gift Wrap. We generally don't gift wrap - We do wrap many of our items in fancy paper to begin with. As always a gift box is recommended. But please ask. We are happy to accommodate if we are able.

18th Century Maple Wooden Busks- Ready To Go



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, stain, oak, maple, ash, paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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