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1766 British Nécessaire at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Curators' comments: "A nécessaire was a luxury object designed to hold a whole range of necessary scent bottles and cosmetic and writing implements for use by a woman of fashion. The contents include five bottles with stoppers, a pencil and an ivory writing tablet, scissors, a mirror, a comb, a brush, toothpicks, a tongue scraper, a bodkin combined with a spoon for ear wax, and a file combined with a pair of tweezers."

Personal accessory case

Agate mounted in gold, bottles mounted in gold & implements in silver, ivory, mother-of-pearl & tortoiseshell.

Traveling vanity c. late 1800's

A truly outstanding ladies dressing case in a large and beautiful coromandel veneered case with brass corners and brass inlaid decoration by Betjemann’s.

Nécessaire  Date: first quarter 18th century Culture: German (probably Augsburg)

Nécessaire Date: first quarter century Culture: German (probably Augsburg) Medium: Wood veneered with tortoiseshell and gold; implements of glass, ivory, and gold Dimensions: 3 x x 2 in.

Writing Set (Nécessaire), c. 1765  England, gold, agate, interior fitted with gold-mounted implements, mirror. © Cleveland Museum of Art

Writing Set (Nécessaire), c. 1765 England, gold, agate, interior fitted with…

18-k-Royal-20 RARE Antique French Napoleon Era Vanity Chest, 18k Palais Royal Tools, 20pc

RARE Antique French Napoleon Era Vanity Chest, 18k Palais Royal Tools, 20pc

An exceptionally fine Napoleon era vanity necessaire complete with all the old original tools, jars, bottles, mirror - and others in that lower

A Fine Louis XVI Jewelled and Enamelled Gold Snuff Box with a Miniature depicting the Comtesse Dubarry (1741-1793)

Fine Louis XVI Jewelled and Enamelled Gold Snuff Box with a Miniature depicting the Comtesse Dubarry wearing jewelled earrings and a gold medallion containing the initials LD, who declared that she was the only woman who made him forget he was

Box with tools for applying cosmetics (Europe), 17th or 18th century.  From the National Palace Museum, Taipei.

Box with tools for applying cosmetics (Europe), or century. From the National Palace Museum, Taipe.

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