Large Louis XIII Harness In Blond Walnut From The 17th Century flag

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Object description :

"Large Louis XIII Harness In Blond Walnut From The 17th Century"
Large ''wig holder'' saddle in blond walnut with a pretty shaft turned into twists alternating with large balusters.
It rests on a deeply molded round base supported by three “ball” feet.
The upper shelf is also surrounded by a large molding.

H. 89 cm x L. 44 cm

Blonde walnut
17th century
Our wink
The wigs were stored on a wig stand, a sort of large ceramic, glass or metal (silver) ball, carried on a foot of varying height (30 to 40 cm).⠀
The wig stand could be placed on saddles with twisted bases like the one shown here.
Initially intended to imitate natural hair, the wig became a court-dictated fashion and an important status symbol. This fashion, launched in France by Louis XIII around 1620, quickly spread to other European countries under the reign of Louis XIV and lasted until the French Revolution. The 17th century was undoubtedly the golden age of wigs: anyone who wanted to pass for a gentleman had to include this accessory in their ceremonial outfit. Wigs then were extremely complicated, imposing and powdered to be white.
The finest models were already made with real human hair, with horsehair being a cheaper alternative.
Price: 1 150 €
Period: 17th century
Style: Renaissance, Louis 13th
Condition: Excellent condition

Material: Wallnut
Diameter: 44 cm
Height: 89 cm

Reference: 1300526
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