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 nécessaire 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.