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Antique Bridal Crown/French/1880s/Wax Floral Blossoms/Honeysuckle, Honesty and Orange Blossoms/Romantic Bridal Wedding Adornment/

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Beeswax, Ecru, Silk thread, Glass beads, Wire
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 220 reviews
  • Favorited by: 373 people

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Beeswax, Ecru, Silk thread, Glass beads, Wire
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Favorited by: 373 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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An exquisite French antique bridal crown, c.1880.
Very beautiful and becoming harder to find, this French antique wax wedding crown is made from waxed flowers, leaves, buds and blossoms. Honeysuckle, orange blossom, honesty flowers and buds have been exquisitely hand formed from beeswax. Honeysuckle and orange blossoms are used as traditional symbols of the bond of love, fertility and happiness.

Each wax flower and delicate bud is individually made and therefore unique; some have been incised and gently opened up to reveal miniature silk stamens, others have had tiny clear glass bead stamens inserted, some have been subtly hand-stained in pale romantic colours ~ the crafting of such tiny forms is breathtaking.

The array of large and tiny wax flowers and buds are bound together, along with a few fabric leaves and ecru flowers, into clusters by silk thread onto silk covered wire. They have been arranged so as to flow from one side to the other. The crown is formed in three tiers which give it a wonderful feminine and elegant form; rising up at the front and gradually tapering away at the sides. The tiara is given additional height by three upright stems rising up from the front.

The colour of the crown is very beautiful and romantic. The wax has aged beautifully into a range of pale antique bridal colours ~ cream, ivory, pale apricot and mocha.

CONDITION
The crown is in good antique condition considering it is over 130 years old; it is amazing it has survived so wonderfully when you consider the age and delicate nature of the piece. The colour of the wax has become faded with age, as described above and there are a few missing buds as to be expected, some old repairs on the inside (recovering of wires where stems have broken), but none of this is obvious in the overall ornate design, and does not detract from its beauty.

DIMENSIONS
20 inches in circumference, 6 inches in diameter and 5 inches high.

This antique bridal crown that would add a special touch to a romantic wedding or photo-shoot. The crown can be worn by attaching it to the hair with pins, or sewn onto or worn over a tulle veil. A special antique piece for lovers of authentic, romantic objects of beauty.

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