A unique 1830’s false front hair piece that comes in its original box. The hairpiece war worn by Mrs. Warren Birds. Her name and information on how she wore it is written on the bottom of the box. According to the note the piece was worn with a day cap and a large bonnet of the time period. The light brown hair has an auburn tinge. It is attached to netting and has a tie back closure.
The story goes that the two lovers commissioned miniature eye portraits to be made into tokens they could wear as a symbol of their secret liaison. With only a portrait of one eye, only the wearer would know the identity of his/her lover. Hundreds of years later, we are still fascinated by lover’s eye jewelry.