London, South Kensington
30 October 2007
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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