This is the most gorgeous waist cincher dating to the Victorian period. It is made from cream silk and is embroidered beautifully with gold metallic thread. The corset is lined with the same cream silk and in a couple of areas this has split but does not detract. There are one or two age related marks but again nothing terrible. The lacing is not original. The corset fits my mannequin who has a size 22 inch waist although I wouldn't recommend wearing it. The boning is intact and it really is the most beautiful piece for a collector.