Circa 1859 English Edwardian Rosewood Toiletry Box

$1,950.00 $972.00

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Description

Circa 1859 English Edwardian Rosewood Toiletry Box. It is dedicated “For Augusta Christina 1859”. A beautiful toiletry box used for storing one’s necessary travel items. These types of toiletry boxes were known as nĂ©cessaire de voyage. As travel became more and more fashionable in the 18th and 19th centuries, vanity sets such as this evolved into highly personalized symbols of wealth among young men and women. Containing everything from toiletries and jewelry to sewing and writing instruments, necessities that provided a convenient means of transporting the personal necessities of everyday life. This box is crafted out of rosewood and has a velvet lining. There are spots for tweezers, scissors, and razors, along with places for shampoo, cologne, soap, etc. The bottles are silver on copper and sit on a removable tray. The brush has a rosewood handle with boar hairs. The interior is made of blue leather and there is an envelope holder inside. It is a wonderful nostalgia piece that is perfect for any gentleman or lady wanting an antique toiletry box. Today, these cases are a charming reminder of a bygone age of luxury. Comes with 17 accessories within the 31 pieces of the box.

Additional information

Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions L 9.75 x W 13.25 x H 6.5 in
Style / Period

Edwardian

Year / Century

1859

Place of Origin

England

Material

Rosewood / Brass Inlay

Condition

This toiletry box has a rich patina on the brass details and on the wood. There are some visible nicks, scratches, and cracks. The escutcheon is missing, and the area has been painted gold and blends in nicely. Comes with 17 accessories within the 31 pieces of the box. There seems to be a piece missing since there is an extra silver cap (top) in the set of accessories. The set of accessories includes the top cover parts of the sections that come off. All the glass containers are in good shape and none are broken and original to the box. There is ware due to the antiqueness on the accessories. The box has French polish. The veneer has small areas of wood that has lifted. There is separation of the wood which was filled with filler when it was repaired on the top of the box which is normal and happens over time.

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