Kit, permanent hair waving; Monsieur Antoine Fabre; 1920s; CT4021


Kit, permanent hair waving

About this object

Permanent hair waving kit; a Fabre Permanent Waving Set manufactured by Mosieur Antoine Faber, 27 Finsbury St, London. The set contains two drying tubes, four curlers a bottle of 'Fabrol' lotion and a number of paper and cloth pieces used in the waving process. The set is presented in a maroon leather box. Inside the lid is adhered a set of abridged instructions with a central illustration of a woman using the set.
Enclosed with the set is a typewritten letter which reads: 'Dear Madam, I beg to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your esteemed order and am sending the set herewith. I hope to hear very soon that you have obtained beautifully waved hair, and that I may ad your testimony to the hundreds of letters of appreciation which I have already received. Yours Faithfully, Antoine Fabre' The letter is dated 30 November 1925 and has been typed on pale pink paper with an elaborate letterhead of 'Mons Antoine Fabre, Court Hairdresser and Medallist'.


Monsieur Antoine Fabre

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Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal; processed material, paper; processed material, glass; processed material, leather.


h 96mm x l 255mm x w 115mm (box)

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, costume. dress. fashion

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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