Travelling Dressing Table Set, 1875 Coromandel-veneered joined wood, lined with silk, gilded and tooled calfskin leather, raised, chased and engraved silver, cut glass, mirrored glass, carved mother-of-pearl (handles), cut and engraved brass (hinges and tools), gilt-metal, forged steel (imp. Gift of Danny J. H. Kauffman. 1984-133-1-a/i.
What is this?
-1a: case -1b: jewelry drawer -1c: jewelry drawer cover -1d: mirror -1e: interior tray with silver handles -1f: tray for manicure tools -1g: key rectangular box,lined with purple silk, fitted with leather document holders, and mirror with gold-leaf foliate border, the upper level withy 4 rectangular and 1 central faceted silver-lidded cylindrical cologne jars, 3 silver-lidded glass boxes, 2 silver-lidded glass ink bottles, mother-of-pearl handled sewing implements, tweezers, button hook, pen knife and hole punch or scorer-all in the upper compartment, a secret drawer below fitted with a letter writing slide.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Yinka Shonibare, Friday, October 07, 2005 - Sunday, September 24, 2006