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English Necessaire de Voyage

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Key Features

  • An exquisite English necessaire de voyage crafted of elegant coromandel wood
  • Gold gilded silver, cut crystal and ivory accentuate the various toiletries inside
  • Secret compartments are located in the lid and the lower compartments
  • This stunning case is secured by desirable Bramah locks

Item Details

  • Width:
    14 Inches
  • Height:
    7 1/4 Inches
  • Depth:
    10 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
This wonderful 24-piece necessaire de voyage is perfect for traveling in style. Crafted of finest coromandel, this stunning chest features a fitted, leather and green velvet-lined interior, and houses various toiletry accoutrements, including cut crystal containers, gilt-handled manicure tools, a pair of ivory-handled brushes, and even a pocket watch. A panel inside the lid hides a secret compartment and a large, free-standing mirror, while the lockable storage compartment below is perfect for concealing precious valuables, accessed via a secret button located on the center lid hinge. Secured by Bramah locks, this case is both practical and beautiful.

Hallmarked London, 1849

14" wide x 10" deep x 7 1/4" high

Travel became a key pastime for the affluent beginning in the 18th century. Young gentlemen and women of high social standing often traveled throughout the Continent in an extended, educational tour known as their Grand Tour. These lengthy journeys required a convenient means of transporting the personal belongings, or necessities, of daily life. Often constructed of luxurious materials such as silver, gold, mother of pearl, crystal, fine woods and leathers, these necessaries de voyage became highly personalized symbols of wealth and taste, carrying everything from toiletries and jewelry to sewing and writing instruments.

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