Comb or diadem, anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1830

Comb or diadem, anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1830

sawing, h 2.7cm × w 19.5cm More details

In the 1820s women wore their hair flat around their faces, with a centre part and pulled into a chignon behind or on top of their heads. Slowly, but surely hairstyles became more elaborate; in turn, the combs grew larger and were worn in the hair like a diadem.

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