French Wedding Cushion 19th Century Brass Mirrored
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Napoleon III brass and red velvet on papier mache C.1880's hand made and custom designed to hold the brides wedding veil or tiara,other wedding finery as well as important mementos of the couple. Often on a stand and covered with a glass dome becoming a central feature of a household.This tufted velvet cushion has small brass flower pins with a pearl center in the middle of each tuft. Tiny beveled mirror framed in brass at center bottom,the mirror being a sign of "truth" with gorgeous brass garlands surrounding the holder,two doves carrying a laurel wreath at top,a symbol of wedding vows and a woman starting her family. Small fabric leaf attached at the center right bottom. The base backing is red papier mache and attached to a brass easel which will hold this cushion for carrying on the tradition or could be reversed and hung by the two brass loops for display of antique jewelry,photos,hat pins or use as a pin cushion. Excellent condition. Measures 14.5H X 9.5L X 2H.
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- 19th Century
- Width: 9.5 inches
- Height: 14.5 inches
- Depth: 2 inches
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