Réf : 72702
Gold sewing box with chatelaine. Circa 1820-1830
A Restauration set presented in a monogrammed trapezoidal case made of light wood and inlaid with ivory. The vanity case includes a gold needle case decorated with flutes, a dice and a wool needle, a gold and steel punch and a pair of gold and steel scissors.
In the 18th century, the notion of toiletry essentials or the “Necessaire” is well defined, thanks to Roubo’s work, The Art of Woodwork, published in 1772. We learn from his book that toiletry boxes known as the Necessaire are small boxes or wooden cases used to hold toiletry items for travel. Gradually the definition of Necessaire widened, and [...]