VC8008SO: 49" Feather Tree
I have 22 photos of this feather tree, so click on the link below to see those photos.... This is an outstanding vintage goose feather tree which has been in my collection for decades, but I've only displayed it for two holidays and it has been packed for decades. Condition is very good with full bushy wired stems, two tone light and dark green and many vibrant red berries intact. The wooden (trunk) or stick is brown paper wrapped and I would say over 95 percent of the paper is intact, except at the bottom where it is placed into the painted wooden stand or base. This wonderful tree comes with a collection of antique tinsel icicles. Very pretty, as there are slivers of cellophane throughout--some red, pale pink, aqua, etc. Icicles vary in length, measuring anywhere from 21" long to 10". There are about 8 and I have hung some, and other are long enough to wrap from branch to branch like tinsel garland. There are three genuine circa 1900 or earlier tinsel and scrap ornaments. One is an angel, one if Father Christmas and toys, and the largest is Father Christmas with toys and a child or angel ringing a bell. This one is 6" long. Condition is good, with some tears, creases maybe a missing bit or so, as to be expected with these paper ornaments as they become brittle over the years. Some very old tape on the back. Twenty three vintage glass balls in various colors, two older glass ornaments, one in the shape of a basket, a goose feather wreath with an angel in the center. This is a lovely ornament and is antique. Made of wax, the lower foot has broken, but I have it and will include it with the ornament. The ornament can be displayed in such a manner the foot does not show. There is also 3.5 yards of continuous length antique metallic garland which is gold with slivers of cranberry colored cellophane. Another yard of very old metallic tinsel garland which has warmed to a warm patina, giving it a true antique look. A 1 yard 12" long turquoise glass garland. This vintage garland looks to be in lovely condition, with some open areas along the cotton string. Finally, there are 9 feet of fuchsia colored glass ball garland which adds delightful and festive coloring to the tree. The base is wooden and has its original paint. There is a chip to one corner of the base. There are two holes in the base, for the tree trunk--one at the top of the base and one which is inside the base, to add more support to the tree. It does have a tendency to tip if too heavily decorated. With the decorations as shown, the tree stood upright and steadfast. The tree and base stand 48" tall. The base measures 4" square with height of 4". Marked on the bottom, but difficult to decipher...made in Germany, Germany, Occupied Germany, or could even be West Germany, which was first used in the 1950s, which would make it about a 60 year old tree. The stamp is a bluish purple and I do have a photo, if interested. This is a fabulous vintage feather tree lavishly decorated with some interesting and desirable decorations! I sell vintage and antique items with a history; oftentimes items may show wear from a former life. I always try to note any serious condition issues. Please contact me if you have additional questions regarding the condition of the item. If you are seeking a collectible which looks brand new please reconsider purchasing. Our items are as described, but descriptions are subjective, after all. Please note, if an item is returned within our 3 day return window, your payment will be returned, minus a 3 percent restocking fee. We do not issue refunds for shipping. Layaway is available. A 20 percent non refundable deposit will secure the item and we will work with you regarding the length of the layaway. We are fairly flexible. No refunds on layaway. International customers, please be aware of your country's restrictions regarding size of imported packages...this may be too large for some areas of the world. shipping is an estimate and sometimes can be intimidating. Rest assured, I only charge my actual shipping costs and will refund any excess you have paid. USPS shipping rates (both domestic and international) continue to increase. I ship based on size of box (anything over 12" is considered oversized and charged a surcharge by USPS), weight, insurance and priority, first class or express options. I will refund any excess you have paid. Estimated shipping with insurance and signature confirmation in the USA is 90. Please click here to view additional magnified photos and click on your BACK button in your browser to return to this page.
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