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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)
"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": For her 1871 wedding to Frank Mason Burrough, Elizabeth Fairbrother wore orange blossoms in her hair, sewn to her dress, and as earrings. A beautifully carved chalcedony cameo was part of her wedding jewelry.
Title Necklace Accession Number 1933.1464
Gift of Hannah May Burrough Freeman
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.