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English Barrister's Wig in Tole Box with Riser by Ravenscroft Law
An English barrister’s wig of woven horse hair in original tole box with lock and key, circa 1850-1890, featuring a barrister’s wig with accompanying riser, in a fitted black tole box with gold accents and brass swan handle, the exterior marked 'R. Bullin, Esq.', the interior marked “Ravenscroft Law, Wig & Robe Makers, Lincolns Inn, London. Barristers and judges started wearing wigs as court dress, circa 1680. For 150 years, the legal wig was usually of powdered white or grey hair. In 1822, Humphrey Ravenscroft invented a legal wig made of whitish-grey horsehair that did not need frizzing, curling, perfuming or powdering. Wig underside with label that reads: Patentee. Ravenscroft. Lincolns Inn Fields.
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- Date of Manufacture19th Century
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- Condition DetailsExcellent antique condition - Wear commensurate with age and use
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 9.5 in. x W 8.75 in. x D 9.75 in.H 24.13 cm x W 22.23 cm x D 24.77 cm
- Seller LocationAustin, TX
- Seller Reference NumberQ0077
- Reference NumberLU88277234783
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