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Everthine Antiques & Stationery

19th Century English Traveling Vanity Dressing Toiletry Case

Wow. This is a good one.

A 19th-century English traveling vanity/toiletry case.


  • Wood box with mother-of-pearl detail on the top (someone's name was etched in but I cannot make it out) and mother-of-pearl keyhole
  • Velvet details to top and middle sections
  • Glass and silver (not genuine silver) jars
  • Mother of pearl toiletry tools
  • Pin cushion
  • Secret side drawer accessed by gently pulling the no of the right upward
  • Drop-down compartment with a folder to hold important documents
  • Large compartment at the bottom of the box accessed by lifting up tray


  • Cracks to the wood top due to dry storage - has since been oiled
  • Wood loss to corners, look to have been glue back by previous owner
  • The velvet that the tools rest in is cracked and come up in the middle scetion
  • Pin cushion has wear from use
  • Silver tops to bottles have some tarnish
  • Leather trim on top velvet compartment has a bit of loss due to the lever used to access the compartment 
  • Secret drawer has a stain on the satin interior 
  • Does not close all the way due to bottles. When they bottles are removed, it closes fine. It could be the way I am arranging them.
  • No key (I may have a spare but will update if I come across one)

Great condition for its age and ready to use. Many years left.

Dimensions: 12" x 9" x 6.5"