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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 .
corsages (costume accessories)
"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.
Gift of Hannah May Burrough