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    Sale 5443

    Thimbles & Needlework Accessories

    30 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    A GROUP OF VICTORIAN SKIRT LIFTERS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF VICTORIAN SKIRT LIFTERS
    including examples modeled as butterflies, seashells, a lock, a lady's fist, and a horseshoe, all 19th early 20th century (9)


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    Skirt lifters were popular from the 1860s through the early 20th century, as a simple way to lift trained skirts off the ground. Used for activities ranging from dancing to riding, they are often themed, such as the horseshoe example found here.

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