Large Victorian Human Hair Wreath Art Mourning Antique

Category Jewelry & Watches Vintage & Antique Jewelry Mourning Jewelry

Current price $599.00

Listing type Fixed Price Item

Location Downers Grove, Illinois 605** US

Quantity sold 0

Quantity available 1

Bids 0

Seller holynite (2445)

Seller rating 100% positive feedback

Handmade Yes

Country Of Origin United States

Country/Region Of Manufacture United States

Material Wood

Theme Art

Original/Reproduction Original

Type other

Antique Yes

Color Brown

Vintage Yes

Brand Antique

Era 1890

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This is a wonderful one-of-a-kind antique Victorian era, human hair wreath.
Frame Size is 19" x 20" x 6" deep, shadow box lined with red fabric. Hair wreath is approx. 10" diameter. It also includes three small, separate from wreath, pieces of woven hair art. One in center, one in upper right and one in lower left. There are hooks on exterior of frame to open and clean glass. It can be hung easily too.
Intricately woven shades of Blonde and Light Brown hair create this circular wreath (all original).
Mourning wreaths typically were semi-circles open at the top to indicate ascending to heaven. Since this wreath is a complete circle it most likely is a family tree or friendship wreath created by the living owners of the hair used in the wreath.
Simply one of a kind and stunning! My photos don't do it justice.
"Hair art, which could be used to commemorate the living or dead beloved, perfectly merges the fashion for mourning and sentimentality.
Although hair art is frequently associated with memento moris, or objects of mourning, it was just as often used to make family trees or tokens of friendship. Historically, there is still more hair art that pertains to living people.”
Considering age excellent condition!
Please see pic. First picture is everything included. Others are close ups or different views.
SMOKE FREE, PET FREE HOME. Hung out of the sun. Insurance is included in the shipping costs. Or it can be picked up if buyer lives in the Chicago area.
All Sales are Final. A special box will most likely be needed for its shipment.

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