A wonderful pair of celluloid vanity boxes comprising a collar & cuff box and a handkerchief box, both featuring a vibrant design of red poppies on a gold background. Both have blue satin interiors. Collar box length 6.5 ins (16.5cm), width 7 ins (17.75cm), height 5.5 ins (14cm). Weight 524 grams. Handkerchief box length 6 ins (15.25cm), width 6 ins (15.25cm), height 3.25 ins (8.5cm). Weight 368 grams. There is one small separation of celluloid on one edge of the hankie box and black paper has been peeled off the bottom exposing the wood base and there is an air bubble on the lid of the collar box. There is very slight fraying of the blue satin lining of the handkerchief box (see image). Hinges and clasps are in good order. This item can be seen in the book, "Antique Boxes - Inside and Out", on page 398.
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