Vintage retro ornate gold tone LUCITE & METALLIC FLORAL FABRIC Vanity Set or Dresser Set with a long-handled mirror and matching ladies hair brush set in clear Lucite. (c. 1960's)
The vintage vanity set features a lady's hair brush with clear bristles set in a thick Lucite base with colorful floral fabric on the back with metallic silver threads under a clear cover, set into a metallic gold-tone shapely brush with long handle. Very clean with no loss of bristles, no damage to the fabric. The handle is very shapely but has lost its glossy shine over the years.
The vintage long-handled hand mirror has matching floral fabric on the back (no clear cover) set on a shapely gold tone hand mirror frame. No damage or stains to the fabric, and the mirror is without fault. The handle is very shapely, but it, too, has lost its glossy gold shine.
The floral fabric on the backs indicates a retro design, with colors of orange, blue, pink and acid green with metallic silver threads to outline and highlight the floral fabric.
The vintage hair brush measures nearly 10" in length, 4.5" x 3.5" (weighs 4.9 ounces) and the matching hand mirror measures 12.75" in length and 6" x 5.75" in diameter (weighs 6.6 ounces). Unmarked as to maker.
Boudoir accessories for milady's boudoir have always been the most fascinating, as well as the most numerous, small hollowware items available to collectors. From small beginnings in the late 1860's,by the mid-1879's all sorts of accessories to delight the feminine eye were made by the manufacturers of silver plate.
Silverplate dresser vanity sets of comb, brushes, hand mirror and related hollowware pieces do not appear in the earliest catalogs. Combs and brushes with silver plate handles and backs appeared in the 1800's in a limited number of designs.
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This is a very nice quality vintage dresser or vanity set and in very good condition. Would make an excellent gift to someone special - even yourself!
A2585 - Vintage Gold Tone Ornate LUCITE & METALLIC FLORAL FABRIC Vanity Boudoir Set