C.1910 ENGLISH Papier Poudre (Face Powder) Book with Silk Ribbon Rose Cover
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AGE: C.1910 or so
ITEM: From England, here's an Antique Edwardian book that would have been presented to the "budding" teenager. Covered in moire taffeta, the cover is hand embroidered in silk ribbon work. The tones are baby pink and blue and the background fabric is the palest of pinks. Open the cover to reveal a card and information about the contents of the book - Papier Poudre, Ltd. - small pages that contain or are saturated with ladies face powder. Before the invention of the powder compact, Papier Poudre, which consisted of small powdered tissue papers, was used to finish a girls complexion! Now I don't know if the pages can be used today but what is wonderful is that the moire cover can be removed and placed on another book of the same size! (You might have to break the powder book in order to get it out though).
CONDITION: Terrific with no problems save for a small spot of dirt/grime at the top left corner of the front cover. Pages all seem intact - there are no stains on the material - the silk ribbons have not pulled in any way.
SIZE: Book measures 3-1/4" x 4-1/4"
FINAL COMMENTS: Just an incredibly unique find!
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