We are pleased to offer you a historically accurate reproduction 18th century powder puff, as created using period imagery and the works of such individuals as Diderot. This item is painstakingly recreated using the finest period materials, such as marabou feathers and linseed oil finished wood.
This powder puff would have been used for the application of hair powder to a man or woman's hair, both their own hair and to a wig that they might be wearing on the day and may be used with any assortment of period hair powders. The feather and silk powder puffs offered, both provide a very different result when used to apply powder, so you might prefer one, or the other, or our own recommendation would be to purchase both, as to ensure adequate application of the powder. If you would like to see a blog post comparing of these two powder puffs, follow this link: https://www.k8lights.com/dispatches-blog/2019/3/26/powder-puff-comparison .
This item is made to order and will be ready in less than one to two weeks (usually sooner) from the order date.
All items are sold as is and are produced on a per order basis; each work is a custom piece and reproduced (where applicable) by hand and using period materials as close as possible to the original materials used in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. All items may be subject to a delay and currently each item will require one to two weeks to produce and ship from our workshop, unless otherwise noted. All bespoke modern and historical clothing and items are dependent upon the measurements provided by you, the buyer and we cannot take responsibility for mishitting items as a result of improperly provided measurements and associated requirements. Custom fitting appointments are available in person and virtually, for those who require them and where applicable; please contact us as to arrange such an appointment. Please contact us for special requests, specific items that you might have in mind and other such requirements that we might be able to assist you with.