During the 18th century it was popular practice to carve a wooden busk for one’s sweetheart, to be worn inside her corset. With this wall display, I’ve sought to revive this romantic tradition, in a 21st century application. Completing the presentation are items that nod to centuries of corset-making history, in rich neutral tones to complement any home decor.Solid maple busks are locally produced in small batches, hand-burned and finished in my Ottawa, Ontario studio. Personalized to order - please allow up to 10 business days for your order to ship.Limited edition - your piece will be 1 of only 10 produced.Professionally framed in a 10 x 20" Nielsen Bainbridge metal frame (made in the USA), non-glare glass, conservation quality, ready to hang.Wooden busk measures 13" long.Other materials; canvas background, samples of coutil and lace, dried & pressed flowers, miniature flossing sampler, printed antique patent illustration.Please note the initials and date for personalization at checkout. Also your preference for roman or alpha numeric format.

"A Romantic History of Corsetry" Framed Sweetheart Busk

C$299.00Price