Fabulous and rare antique French wax orange blossom flower bride's wedding crown
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear.
APPROMIMATE DATE: 1940s
MATERIALS: wax, wire, paper, fabric
I have five of these wonderful wax wedding coronets. They were old stock of a bridal outfitters shop which went out of business. The listing is for ONE coronet.
This fabulous and vintage French wax orange blossom flower bride's wedding crown dates from the 1940s judging by the design. The stand up coronet effect with its series of arches is typical of the period.
The foundation is a wire frame where the wire is wrapped with silk thread. From this arise a series of arches. Onto this are affixed a lovely array of wax flowers, in an iridescent silvery white colour, accented with white wax buds. Each flower has paper stamen centres. One or two have become loose and slipped down the wire but this can easily be corrected with a little fabric adhesive. Otherwise the headdress is in remarkably good condition.
Vintage wax flower crowns are just that, beautiful bridal vines, tiaras and headbands created from delicate flowers crafted out of wax. So much prettier than they might sound, these iridescent buds of wax resemble pearls and have an ethereal elegance. Whilst they may not sparkle like diamonds, they make a real style statement as well as a beautiful heirloom piece to pass down to future generations.
Wax orange blossom crowns were very traditional in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when the bride wore them to represent fertility, chastity and innocence. It was Queen Victoria who began the fashion in 1840 by wearing a grand wreath of real orange blossoms at her wedding. In northern climates however, for any bride who was not wealthy or royal, real orange blossoms were hard to come by. Therefore wax replicas were used, and so the custom of wearing a wax flower wreath began. It was a tradition which remained popular well into the 1960s!”
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