A functional antique milliner's silk leaf mold in iron and brass from France, circa 1900. The heavy iron press fits snuggly into its brass mold, a turned wooden handle connects to the press by a metal rod. The mold makes a beautiful maple leaf, with naturalistic veining and serrated edges, measuring about two inches square. Used for making floral hat decorations around the turn of the century, these antique tools are still usable for hobbyists and make great accent pieces.
Condition: Good antique condition with age appropriate wear and discoloration on the metals and iron. Additional minor wood loss at top of handle, still very sturdy.
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