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Bustle

Object Number: 
Z.1270
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Cotton, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 22 x 8 in. ( 88.9 x 55.9 x 20.3 cm ) Part (waist): 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Description: 
White cotton and metal lobster tail bustle; six white celluloid buttons up the front; twenty-two white celluloid buttons along the bottom which button to a white cotton ruffle; nine metal hoops covered in cotton sewn into the back panel to form the bustle; corset style criss-cross tie closure at the buttocks to tighten the fit of the top five hoops; lower hoops are tightened with elastic and metal buckle closures.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group