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Currently in bloom at OTA, a peloric phalaenopsis

French Victorian hair work with ID

A lovely piece and an unusual memorial as it came with a hand written document listing the family members whose hair is included. The way this piece was made is different than most of the wreathes I’ve seen. Rather than small bunches of hair curled, each form here is made up of hairs laid out side by side, glued overall and the the shape was cut out. The flowers and the basket are decorated with tiny seed beads. Very delicate and lovely. Overall, the work is in very good old condition with a few small loose feather pieces that have fallen to the bottom of the glass. These could be reglued but the envelope that holds the paper is glued to the back and I didn’t want to disturb that. The frame measures 9 3/8″ tall by 8″ wide with the original domed glass.

$475


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