In the kitchen at home. When you’re late and in a rush and grabbing a cup of coffee on the run, the vintage scale with weights and copper plates makes a good wig-stand for the powdered wig – at least temporarily.
. . . . of course, things have been modified now and the wigs are now not powdered or puffed.
CIRCA 1750, A POLITICAL CARTOON ENTITLED ‘THE ENGLISH LADY IN PARIS, AN ESSAY ON PUFFING BY LOUIS LE GRANDE’, SHOWING A SEATED OLD LADY HAVING HER WIG POWDERED BY A NASTY LOOKING FRENCHMAN. (PHOTO BY HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES)