Madame Lemay silk damask corset
c.1901. Stunning tea rose silk damask corset with pink rosebuds. Pale pink silk
ribbon trimming along top, edged in lace and decorated with embroidery.
Satin ribbon band trims bottom of corset. Lovely antique polished brass busk
and hook marked, Meilleur. Bias seaming with
gussets and one front bust gusset.
Inside stamped, Madame Lemay Corsetiere, Astor Court, Adj???ing
Waldorf Astoria. Madame Lemay was possibly the corsetiere for the Waldorf
Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue, NY. Perhaps this corset was a special
commission for a hotel guest. Supported with 26 whalebones.
Bust 33, waist 21.
From the collection of M. Talkington