Skirt Lifter    Skirt Lifter

Rare brass “skirt lifter”, used to lift a lady’s long dress while dancing, playing games or just to avoid wet, muddy conditions. These would be attached by a ribbon or chain running from the ring to loops in the lady’s dress, or to a sash around her waist. The weight of the device would then hold the pads at the bottom closed on the fabric of the dress.this one has a decorative shield featuring a bust of a Roman soldier. Circa 1880's. Probably English, although some were made in other European countries and also in America. 5 1/2" long. (CE-30)


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