Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A New Auction Find

Blue linen stays, bound in white kid and white kid along seam lines. According to the auction house they are American in provenance. The very pale shade of blue is interesting, since up until now I have only seen a deep indigo or logwood shade of blue used on stays. This is a much less intense shade. The lining is obviously missing, but another nice example to add to the database.

2 comments:

  1. I would be interested to learn more about this particular pair of stays and their history. They coincidentally look strikingly like a pair I am in the process of making. Very cool.

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  2. Jess
    I am afaid that auction house give the bare minimum of information regarding their pieces up for auction. This is probably all we will ever know.

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