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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (482 items)

    Hello CW friends!

    I'm working on a small Victorian era canvas covered suitcase and this lovely grooming set came with it. Since these are not my area of expertise, I'm hoping someone can tell me more about this set. The set is not original to the suitcase, as there are no designated holders for each item. Though, I'm guessing this set is from that same era. Not sure if this set is American or European. Perhaps someone can help me with that.

    The handles are all wood and the brushes all have boars hair bristles. The mirror is beveled glass and really needs to be re-silvered. I do not know if the emblems on each piece are sterling silver or just a cheap metal. But they are all beautiful and still in quite nice condition after a quick cleaning.

    Thanks for stopping to have a look!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Wow how special is this Scott ! Such s complete set and in wonderful condition. :)
    2. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      wow scott this is really impressive i must say
      you brought collecting to a whole new level
      wow again
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Nice to find it not split up & sold individually - Cheers! - Bob
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      How wonderful Scott.....what a really great set! I am guessing this would be a man's set do you think?
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Looks like quite the fancy set. Sadly I don't know much about the wooden sets.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Mike,
      Thanks! Nothing like finding the complete set 100% intact!

      fleafinder,
      Always love your wonderful comments! Thanks very much!

      beyemvey (Bob).
      I was very happy to see the complete set and 100% intact at that. Thanks so very much!!!

      Thomas,
      Thanks friend!! Still not sure how old this set is yet.

      Judy,
      Thanks for the wonderful comment!! In all of my researching I've found that this is a men's grooming set.

      fortapache,
      I completely agree that it's a fancy set! I still don't know anything much about it though.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the kind comments and the loves

      Mike

      Phil

      fleafinder

      Kevin

      Bob

      Thomas

      Judy

      Rob

      fortapache

      and

      Bonnie

      And thank you all for taking time to drop in. Very much appreciated!!!!

    8. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      My guess is English. or Scottish. So great to see all together, agreed! I love these vanity items. I have one full set of green bakelite or celluloid that I LOVE and another smaller faux alligator set yet to post....will dig that out for you. Here's the green set.

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/73831-celluloid-or-bakelite-vanity-case
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      valentino,
      Thank you so very much!! I just checked out your green set. The set and case are awesome!!! Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Many many thanks to you!
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks Scott - my baby sister has dibs on mine, so I put a "provenance message" in it for her.

      In my 1920's bldg. - basement storage - there were some plain 1930's-40's?? trunks. Very plain, I imagine there had been many stored down there but over the years the interesting ones were "acquired" by new owners here. I was offered one of the plain black - large! - by the mgr., but seriously, had no room for it in my tiny apt., - even as a couch "coffee table" - no space. PLUS, only current owners can use the huge basement storage now. (I'm a renter - for 18 yrs here!) I hope they shoved it back in one of the dungeons. Maybe someday I'll have a bigger place.
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      valentino,
      That's really neat! By all means try and have them save the trunk if possible. I hate to see a great piece of history rot away.
      Anytime I decide to let a trunk leave my collection, I always give the new owner pictures of before and after, as well as the approximate history of the trunk. I only let one go if I know it'll be in a home where the owner can truly appreciate the beauty and history of the trunk. Don't want to see one mistreated.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves

      Pops

      and

      aura

      And thank you both for stopping in. Many thanks to you both!!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for always stopping by. Very kindly appreciated!!!!
    14. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Scott - I remember seeing at least 6 of the large plain black ones when they were renovating our basement a few years ago. This bldg. is right across from the dry-docked 1967 Queen Mary ship....so there was some "romantic rumors" that they came directly from the ship...but. I know they were older than the 1960's. When our building did basement renovations they turned off all electricity down there so none of us renters could hunt and shop. First the owners took a lot - including original Redwood doors, windows, original rattan furniture from the rooftop solarium, anything interesting from the storage rooms which had been locked for years. I wish they would have had a big garage sale. LOL. Oh well, I still live here and know how important my historic bldg. is.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      I can only image the wonderful trunks that came out of the Queen Mary.
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves

      Karen

      and

      NevadaBlades

      And thank you both for dropping in. Many thanks to you both!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and appreciations

      kivatinitz

      myoldkyhome

      and

      Gary

      And thank you all for dropping in. Very much appreciated!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Mani,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      t-man,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by. Very much appreciated!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves

      Radegunder

      JImam

      and

      Anna

      And thank you all for dropping in. Many thanks to you all!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
      Johnsmith
      Vynil33
      and
      Mrstyndall
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      Watchsearcher
      and
      Jenni
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!

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