Because this Pereline celluloid vanity set includes a button hook, it probably dates to no later than the mid 1920s. Each of the nine items is decorated with an early Art Deco design of blue and slate blue-gray rectangles with black perpendicular lines on marbled ivory colored celluloid sandwiched over transparent amber.

The pieces include a perfume bottle, hairbrush engraved Pereline on the handle, clothes brush, manicure scissors, shoe horn, button hook, bladed manicure tool (possible for cuticles), lid for hair receiver (jar bottom not present), and an easel backed picture frame with the original glass. For size reference, the frame is about 6-3/4" high by 5 inches wide, the hairbrush is a little over 9 inches long, and the perfume is 4-3/4" high.

The set is in very good condition for its age with no melt marks, stains, or serious wear. There are some minor issues: the easel stand to the frame is detached at the top though the ribbon holder is still attached to the center; the inside rim of the hair receiver lid has some chips/breaks to the thin celluloid; the perfume has some solidified perfume at the top rim and one tiny chip to the edge of the square top piece; the rubber perfume atomizer has hardened; the manicure blade is banged up at the tip.

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Art Deco Celluloid 9 Piece Vanity Dresser Set With Perfume, Frame


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