A beautiful piece to grace any ladies boudouir dressing table.This large French Ivory MANICURE SET is 10 3/4" long and 5 1/2" wide at center....depth is 2". As can be seen the condition is superb and all 6 components are present....the Nail Buffer looks hardly used at all and both the small cosmetic pots are in lovely condition as are the other utensils. XYLONITE or French Ivory / Ivorine was invented in the late 1800's due to a shortage of real ivory for Billiard Balls but was used extensively in vanity items...it is a molded composition from Celluloid and / or other plastic type substances.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Specialists in Pacific Islands Items, Victoriana, And a Fascinating Range of General Collectibles
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