Orange Blossom Wedding Set   c. 1870-1890



Materials: Large bouquet, corsage, head-piece and assorted pieces: Wax, cloth leaves, silk thread wrapped wire, starched bobbin lace, paper cone, ivory silk damask ribbon and original cardboard box.


Condition: Excellent. The large bridal bouquet is near perfect. On other pieces the wax has aged to a rich sepia; some orange blossom buds have come loose (easily repaired). The headpiece and bouquet probably come from different sets as the blossom shapes are slightly different.


Measurements: Wedding bouquet measures 12" by 8".


Comments: Wax orange blossoms were hand assembled in France and called "parure de mariee" (marriage ornaments). Boxed sets were imported into the US from France in huge quantities during the last half of the 19th century


1870-1890s的19世紀時期的花球及花飾,以樹果製作而成,雖然簡單卻相當柔美,比起現在大束大束的花球,我反而比較喜歡這種的,不用太華麗,素雅的便可以了

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