Haberdashery Wig Display

Female Wig Display

A stunning female wig display from a haberdashery store, circa earlier part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC100036.

Product Description

A superb original wig display…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we understand from the previous owner that it could date to the earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1930s. It’s certainly an interesting piece and would cause a few talking points! Having originally been discovered in a haberdashery store, we would suggest this piece would have been used to display wigs. We cannot however be sure…

What we can tell you is that it is a beautiful piece given its current form. Cast in what we think is a ‘hard rubber’ material (papier mache esq, but solid to touch), the piece is in three parts. The wig or ‘hair piece’ simply sits on the female head, and then the head simply sits on an old display stand (assuming a candle stick at present). Once three pieces are added together, they simply free stand on their own, forming a beautiful piece of art

Although this won’t be for everybody, we love the curious nature of the piece. It could double up as a hat or wig stand or of course a display piece in a shop window. It’s naive in its build, and the patina is simply wonderful!

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. There are some surface scuffs and scars to the surface and and a cracked patina in places. It’s a little tatty and dirty in places and there are some surface holes (2) to the head. That said, structurally it’s in great shape, hard to touch and solid in its form. In its current form, it oozes charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 24cm, Width : 28cm, Height : 39cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface marks and abrasions, tatty and dirty in places, cracked surface, notable holes in two areas on the head (which are solid)

Postage : Small Item £7 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 24 x 28 x 39 cm