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18th Century Chinese horn carved cosmetic box; L: 12 cm, W: 4 cm Patches, rouge,

L: 12 cm, W: 4 cm Patches, rouge,

A CONTINENTAL SILVER MOUNTED SHAGREEN GENTLEMAN'S TOILET BOX SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SOUTH GERMAN

Second half eighteenth century gentleman's toilet box containing tortoiseshell mirror, razors and stone. Box is green shagreen.

1770 Portable powder box (shown open) - "This type of powder puff is seen in many paintings of the 18th century, especially French paintings, where a woman is seated at her dressing table. The powder puffs are, of course, much bigger, but they are constructed just as this one is, with marabou attached to an ivory handle."

Portable powder box, about the size of a ping-pong ball with original marabou puff

Flache Runddose mit fünffacher Inneneinteilung für Schmuck oder Schminkutensilien. Der flache Deckel mit zartem Rundstabprofil, belegt mit einem umlaufenden ... ...

Flache Runddose mit fünffacher Inneneinteilung für Schmuck oder Schminkutensilien. Der flache Deckel mit zartem Rundstabprofil, belegt mit einem umlaufenden ... ...

The mercury pills stored in this jar probably made to a recipe developed by Augustin Belloste (1654-1730). Mercury was the traditional remedy for syphilis and the demand for Belloste’s recipe made his pills very successful. The family became rich from the profits. The recipe remained a secret and was still available in the early 20thC. The pills were also used to treat gout, and kidney and bladder stones. Unfortunately, the mercury in the pills slowly poisoned the patients.

Drug jar for mercury pills, Italy, The mercury pills that were once in this jar are quite likely to have been made to a recipe developed by Augustin Belloste which was famous.

marie antoinette's nécessaire

Ch 'Finn and Crimplesham had long since finished supervising the porters stowing the luggage by the time Miss Bingley's dressing case arrived.' This pic - Marie Antoinette's nécessaire (aka train-case, dressing-case)

Soap container, England, Great Britain, ca. 1750, Brass, previously silvered and small traces remain. Soap containers sat on aristocratic dressing tables as part of toilet sets. Perforations in the box allowed the soap to dry. Companion pieces with solid tops kept sponges damp.Brass coated in silver was a relatively common silver substitute until the Sheffield plate industry was established in the mid-1740s. (c) VA

Soap container

Brass soap container, part of a toilet set that would have sat on an aristocratic dressing table.

Deck of the 'Monitor' in the James River, 1861-65 (b/w photo) by Mathew Brady & Studio / The Stapleton Collection

Deck of the 'Monitor' in the James River, (b/w photo) by Mathew Brady & Studio / The Stapleton Collection

Dressed in Time: The Pomander 18th century

Pomander: from the French, pomme d'ambre, or apple of amber (as in ambergris , not the fossil). For centuries pomanders have b.

Writing Box with Wedgewood Abolitionist Medallion England, 1790 The Minneapolis…

Writing Box with Wedgewood Abolitionist Medallion England, 1790 The Minneapolis Institute of Art

Late Georgian Rosewood Traveling Stationery set. Closed (left) and opened out (right) to reveal inkwell and pounce pot compartments (with said items) and places for quills, sharpeners, sealing wax and seals, paper and letters etc.

Closed (left) and opened out (right) to reveal inkwell and pounce pot compartments (with said items) and places for quills, sharpeners, sealing wax and seals, paper and letters etc.

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