19th Century American Wirework Bustle Cage
America Circa 1860, an interesting wirework bustle cage with cotton tape fastenings.
Designed to support a dress or skirt with a bustle in place and to create the desired silhouette so popular in the later half of the 19th century.
Constructed from steel wirework netting which had been formed into diminishing sized rolls which have been placed one in top of the other and held in place by cotton tapes.
The condition of the bustle cage is fair for its age. The cotton tapes have some foxing, and an overall patina of age. The waist and side tapes have historic patches and mends.
Measurements: 14cm H X 30cm W