Carefully stored away in it's original box all these years! It is trimmed in a very dark purple lace. This corset still has a paper label fixed inside that reads "21" and that matches the size stated on the box. The box has beautiful graphics and reads " A La Sprite C/B" and shows gold medals awarded to the company "Exposition Universelle 1889" and "International Exhibition Philadelphia in 1876".
The box shows edge wear, spots and scuffs but no tape, repairs or writing. The inside paper is torn as you can see in the photos.
I don't know if the corset was used or not. I see a section where the light blue ribbon is separated (you can see it in photos 3,4,5). I also see some some of the loose black stitching on the inside along the top is incomplete (photos 6,7) but it doesn't compromise the garment in anyway I think it was used as a baste stitch for the lace?You can also see the inside white fabric shows some discoloration/yellowing from aging (photos 7,8,9) but this does not show on the outside of garment. Otherwise I see no other flaws or repairs to note. Comes from a smoke/pet/mothball free home. Please view all of the photos and use them as your description.
Please keep in mind this piece is over 100 years old and we cannot guarantee it's lifespan if you choose to wear/use it. Or if you would like any additional photos of the garment feel free to message me.
The item "Amazing Antique Victorian 1889 French Black Corset In Orig Box A La Sprite S XS" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Lingerie\Corsets & Girdles". The seller is "oakstreetvintage" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.