Peacock Feather Brooch
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Like a rare find in a Royal Street antique shop, this glittering, gold-plated Peacock Feather Brooch is delicately rendered and finely jeweled. Its wispy feather “barbs” and the surround of its faceted blue crystal “eye” are encrusted with faceted Swarovski® crystals. 2.68"l. x 1.13"w.
This magnificent Peacock Feather Brooch recalls the décor of the Freer Gallery of Art’s exhibit, The Peacock Room Comes to America. Painstakingly restored to its 1908 appearance, the original London shipping magnate’s dining room (painted by James McNeill Whistler in rich peacock hues overlain with golden peacock designs) was acquired in 1904 by Charles Lang Freer and moved it to his Detroit mansion.
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