Monday, 19 December 2011

And they rolled themselves around...

That was my first thought upon seeing this 18th century iron framed hoop-skirt. It must be fun, imagine "Darling, I am too tired to walk, push me." The roller-skate sneakers of 1750!
However; to my dismay, they are not rollerblade crinolines (which I'm sure I wouldn't be the first to come up with); they are iron-framed and wooden dress forms. Indeed, tools, for the dressmaker... they are from Coup d'Etat, and are a Pair of 18th Century Iron Frame Wood Dress Forms/ Mannequin

More information: France, Circa 1750. The paper clad bust top of later date, circa 1940; beautiful feminine wood dress forms; on iron frame terminating to wood wheels at base

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