Ecru linen ladies whalebone stay dating to the last half of the 18thc. Finely sewn tracks with the whalebone insertion giving the silouhette a barrel front form, with leather trimmings. Back lacings and lined in linen. Measures 28" across mid section lying flat, stand 14" at the back and 12" in front. Ebay: heartnsoul1 Carolyn Forbes Textiles
Swiss Waist/ Medici Belt Lot, 1860s via Whitaker Auctions | Seller description: "One cherry red, 11 x 32. One blue, 10 x 22. One cream with furbelows, 10 x 32. One black trimmed with black beads and having tasseled laces, 6 x 27" Auction house incorrectly labels these are corsets. These are not underwear. They go over a gown.