17 thC PINK STAYS AND BUSK
V&A, London
 
 
Possible 17thc norwegian stays     Stays in the making   
 
 
PINK SLEEVED STAYS AND BUSK
1660-1670
Pink watered silk (English or Italian), backed with linen, stitched with pink silk thread and reinforced with whalebone
(Stays) Edged and decorated with pink silk grosgrain ribbons with tinned iron points
English (probably)  
(Stays) Length 52 cm
(Stays) Width 91 cm (including sleeves)
(Stays) Width 65 cm (chest)
(Busk) Length 45.4 cm
(Busk) Width 16.4 cm
Search  T.14&A-1951
 
Sleeved Stays at the V&A for more detailed photoes of the stays on the Elizabethan Costume Page
 
A pattern for these stays can be bought from Reconstructing History
 
 
 
 
DOLL's STAYS , V&A
Lady Clapham's stays
1690-1700
Hand-sewn silver thread, silk and whalebone
London, England  
Length 15.5 cm (approx.)
Search  T.846D-1974
 
 
BLUE WOOL, SILK AND LINEN CORSET ,the Museum of London
Date 1671 AD - 1680 AD
Back view
Search Image Number 002198
Front view
Search Image Number 002198
Description from the Museum of Londons webpage :The corset is made from warp-patterned blue worsted with central decoration of silver and silver gilt braid and spangles, over an Italian green silk brocaded with a white silk branch and a self-coloured pattern in the ground. The ends of the corset and the arm holes are bound with green ribbon. The corset is lined with sweat stained white linen. The silk dates to the early 17th century.