Wedding souvenir display, velvet display cushion, gilded display, globe de mariee interior
This silk velvet display cushion surrounded by gilded metal foliage and surmounted by a bird, would have been inside a 'Globe de Mariee.' This was traditionally a gift given to the bride by her mother in law to store the memories of her wedding day. Her wax flower tiara, gloves, the grooms corsage etc would have been attached to the cushion to represent their wedding day. This particular model is an upright cushion, covered in vibrant red silk, quilted with little gold flowers at each intersection. The colour and fabric are in good order and the gilding and ebonised wooden base are original to the piece. Today this would make a lovely jewellery display or boudoir decoration. Condition - a little timeworn and showing just the right amount of age. The wood is aged and cracked, but not broken. The gilding is a little tarnished but I like it that way. Please use the zoom feature to view in detail the condition before purchasing. This item ships tracked and insured from France. Thanks for looking!