Posted 6 years ago
These two wig stands are made of solid ash wood, and thanks to a paper label placed at the back side of one of them, we know they’re Belgian. This is the text appearing on it:
PARFUMERIE DES RICHES CLAIRES
permanents à l’huile
Spécialiste en teintures
Le Coiffeur FERNAND
12, rue des Riches Claires
Unfortunately nothing can be found online about this perfume shop nor the coiffeur Fernand.
I guess they have to be wig stands as hairdressers used to make the wigs themselves, or at least would have someone to have them made under commission. In any case, even if we both are in urgent need of hair on top of our heads, one of these stands is used at my hat stand (yes, I am a hat guy in both Winter to keep my head warm and Summertime, to avoid the strong Spanish sun -and yes, I am more a Winter kind of guy) and the other one is a decorative feature at home, placed between two Gio Ponti hands on top of a bookshelf... quite a dramatic sight as you get into the house.