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1925.232.1 (RS263263)

Description

This headdress is composed of a single strand of silk leaves, white silk flowers, and wax-coated silk orange blossoms. It has a pair of matching drop orange blossom earrings with french wires (.2ab) and a corsage of orange blossoms and leaves set against a tulle net pouf (.3). The entire group was originally housed in a white paper candy box (.4ab)

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1871
Location of origin
Rhode Island
Material
silk (fiber)
wax
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
headdresses
marriage
Set, Jewelry
silk (fiber)
wax
Accession Number
1925.232.1
Credit Line
Gift of Hannah May Burrough Freeman
GUSN
102959
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Related Items
Title Necklace Accession number 1933.1464 Relationship Also worn by donor's mother at her 1871 wedding.

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