Four of the wooden end berries are missing and some of the remaining berries have splits - otherwise the feather tree has survived in very good displayable order. The brown paper wrapped stem is in great condition as are the twentyfour wire feather covered arms and painted wooden base. A rare survivor ready for that special vintage xmas display.
The goose feather tree became the first artificial Victorian Christmas tree. Metal wire or sticks were covered with goose, turkey, ostrich or swan feathers. The feather sticks were drilled into a larger one to resemble the branches on a tree; the feathers were often died green to imitate pine needles. The trees were made to resemble the locally growing white pines of the German forestland, so they had wide spaces between their branches, short "needles, " and composition "berries" on the end of every branch tip. The berries are made of wood.
The item "RARE ANTIQUE VINTAGE 1900 -1930's GOOSE FEATHER CHRISTMAS / XMAS TREE 27 / 68cm" is in sale since Monday, September 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Celebrations & Occasions\Seasonal Decorations\Christmas Trees". The seller is "juluxprints" and is located in Camberley. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Dominica, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, South africa, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.