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Celluloid Dresser set

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Celluloid Dresser set

Type: 
5-Piece Lady's Set
Material(s): 
Celluloid
Designer/Maker: 
unknown
Markings: 
none
Origin: 
Bohemia
Date or Era: 
c. 1920-1935
Dimensions: 
Tray 11.75 in. length; powder jar 4.5 in. diameter; rouge pots 1.5 in. diameter
Additional Information: 
A honey-amber colored art deco celluloid dresser set with bright blue and yellow enamel leaf and flower accents. Sitting on a matching tray are a powder jar, hair receiver, and two rouge pots. Celluloid was used in the late 1800's for many items that would earlier have been manufactured from ivory, horn, or other expensive animal products. It was often referred to as "Ivorine" or "French Ivory." In the 1930's it was overtaken by Bakelite and Catalin.

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