Rare 1900s French Celluloid and Ostrich Feather Evening Headpiece
Get ready to feel like a high society gal who just stepped out of La Coiffure Française Illustrée in this sensational turn-of-the-century headpiece.
This incredibly rare piece was made in France and consists of a thin faux tortoiseshell rounded headband that is adorned with three curled aqua ostrich feathers. The quills of each feather are wrapped in matching aqua velvet.
Head piece of this type were traditionally worn with eveningwear; atop of a lady's fancy coiffure.
Height (from top of feather to tip of headband): 8"
Height of feathers: 4.5"
Condition: Very Good
Headpiece is in wonderful condition for its age. Given the materials it is made of, it is remarkable that this piece has survived the years. Feathers show the slightest sign of wear, which is only noticeable upon very close inspection. The ends of the headband are rough. This may have been the way it was made, but it is more likely that the tips broke off at some point. Neither of these flaws detract. This piece is solid and 100% wearable as is.