Corsage

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1870

GUSN

GUSN-283863

Description

This corsage is composed of orange blossoms and leaves set against a tulle net pouf. The wire stems are wrapped with brown floral tape and formed into a corkscrew shape. It has a matching headdress composed of a single strand of silk leaves, white silk flowers, and wax-coated silk orange blossoms (.1) and a pair of matching drop orange blossom earrings with french wires (.2ab) and a . The entire group was originally housed in a white paper candy box (.4ab)\n .

Details

Descriptive Terms

corsages (costume accessories)
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.

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Hannah May Burrough

Accession Number

1925.232.3