Antique French Wax Flower Crown II

$349.00 AUD

Antique French Wax Flower Crown II. Wire base with orange buds along the middle and clusters of orange blossoms at each end. Can be worn fastened in a circle as a crown/tiara, around a bun, or open in a headband style.

A beautiful piece of history. Queen Victoria set the trend by wearing a grand wreath of real orange blossoms at her wedding in 1840. In northern climates, real orange blossoms were hard to come by, so wax replicas were used, and the tradition of wearing a wax flower wreath continued for over 100 years.

Exclusively sourced in France by Lily Pond. Circa 1950.

Size: 15 cm (D) x 6 cm (W) 

Some signs of age - discolouration and imperfections.

Please note that all brocante items are original antique and vintage pieces. Their imperfections are part of their story, which is what makes them so special. Please read the description carefully and check the photos for details of the condition of each item.