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 eventually included all tools used for hygiene, lunch, writing, sewing, and even mathematics. Under the Second Empire, Necessaires used for sewing, embroidery, drawing, and painting were popular with young girls as well as with their mothers, as they appreciated the refinement and luxury that these Necessaires brought to their daily lives. In the 19th century, the proliferation of embroidery Necessaries, which were sometimes small but often extremely luxurious, demonstrates the veritable invasion of feminine leisure in the aristocratic and bourgeois world.
Weigt: 2.82 oz (80 gr)
Chain L:15.7 in. (40cm)
Title mark: Bacchal mask,1819-1838
Guarantee mark: Sphinx in an octagon, 1819-1838.
Guarantee mark for Paris: head of aries.
Restauration period. Circa 1820-1830.
2 500 €
9 900 €