ANTIQUE DOLL CORSET, FULLY MARKED ORIGINAL BOX. Box states the following: ROYAL WORCESTER DOLL'S CORSET. And under the flag states: "and the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave" The back of the box states the following: ROYAL WORCESTER CORSETS. Are made upon Correct Models, of the finest materials, and in fit and finish are found to satisfy the most exacting purchaser", and then it states: "FOR SALE BY LEADING DEALERS". There is also a lot of writing on the interior of the box stating the "Highest Prize, Gold Medal and Dipluma, Centenial Expedition, Philadelphia 1876", etc. The corset measures 5" from top to bottom, 5" across and 10" around. The box is 6 1/4 in width and 3.5 in from top to bottom when holding correctly and 1 1/4" high. The box shows age from bringing it to doll shows and packing it in the trunks, it got frail,, but the corset shows only slight age and is very fancy and fabulous!!! Even has the original ties and edged in lace and ribbons and has the original bones inside each of the pink silk stripes. If photos are desired of the insides of this box, they are available upon request.
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