Headdress

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1870

GUSN

GUSN-102959

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

Descriptive Terms

headdresses
silk (fiber)
wax
marriage
Set, Jewelry

Label

"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.

Additional Identification Number

2412
1925.232a

Related Items

Title Necklace Accession Number 1933.1464

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Rhode Island

Object Type

Adornment

Credit Line

Gift of Hannah May Burrough Freeman

Accession Number

1925.232.1

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.