When it comes to fashionable accessories, the ladies are not the only ones who must be considered, as the typical Victorian gentleman puts almost as much detail and attention into his appearance as his missus. Perhaps your fashion lady waits for her gentleman to return from his trip, holding for him this exquisite "Necessaire" grooming set for the holidays. Perhaps she herself needs to use it to ensure she looks her best when on her own travels! The "Necessaire" grooming set is a must-have for the Victorian concerned about their appearance, in a nice bound book style, with a mirror and three grooming tools. Perhaps the Victorian attention to personal appearance is a good thing that few today consider... Your fashion lady, however, will present her best, as she's beautiful and we all know it -- let her make sure she can stay that way with the proper tools in this "Necessaire" accessory set!
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Brown/brick-colored bound folder style of grooming set, with the cursive "Necessaire" on the front in a gold script. On one inner face is a mirror, with discoloration/deterioration typical of aging mirrors. The other face has three slots for the three grooming tools: one comb, one shoe lace hook, and carved threader.
Measurements: folder/case is 3.75" long, 2.5" width, with a depth of ~0.25" when full. Comb: 3.25" length. Threader: 3" length. Shoe lace hook: 2.5" length
MARKS: No markings, other than the golden script "Necessaire" on the front of the case.
CONDITION: All generally excellent. The case has some browning due to age and perhaps some minor soiling, leading to some discoloration on the back outer face. The golden script is clear and clean, with some darkening of the "N". The interior mirror has moderate discoloration and deterioration. The slots for the tools are good, while the tools themselves are in great condition with no excuses. Overall, an excellent set of accessories for your dolls!
NOTE: Note, the extra case shown in the last photo is not for sale in this listing -- this listing is for the "Necessaire" folder set only! For other accessories, check our shop!
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Gentlemen's "Necessaire" Antique Grooming Set Accessory for Fashion Dolls c.1880