Unique headdress made of swan down. Worn in Paris in the 1920s. Bought at the department store "Franck et Fils".
Imagine Galeries Lafayette without the crowds, Bon Marché without the attitude, Colette without the noise and you’ve got Franck et Fils. One of Paris’s best kept secrets, this little gem of a department store is also one of the city’s oldest. When Emma Franck first opened her mercerie, or notions shop, in 1897, her selection of beautiful fabrics, elegant ribbons and original hats—and her one-day sales, very innovative for the time—made it a go-to spot for elegant Parisiennes.
This flapper headdress is from that department store. Lined with silk on the inside. Here is attached this label: "Déposée (Z)Wantrav * Paris". Two laces of black silk. Excellent condition. The box shows some signs of age.