RIGHT A cotton crinoline frame, circa flat in front and with nine metal bands, elasticated inner bands; together with a white horsehair bustle LEFT and a coarse white calico bustle or half pannier - fancy dress
The Crinoline Cage. The Crinoline made it easier for woman to wear fashionable wide skirts ( not having to wear hundreds of petticoat. The cage is made of metal hoops or cane and supported by fabric or tape.
cage crinoline Super great and very early skeleton skirt. I wonder wether the maker / factory is known. They used to stamp their name on the waistband. It looks similar to an old American patent I've found.