This exhibition was on display from September 06, 2017 to April 15, 2018.

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Vanity

Vanity is taking excessive pride in one’s appearance, represented here by objects designed for tending to one’s appearance—a vanity and traveling dressing set, along with mirrors for admiring one’s reflection. The tureen and book, each ornamented with the designer’s own portrait, exemplify a humorous play on self-admiration.

  • This object is no longer on display as part of this exhibition.
  • This object is no longer on display as part of this exhibition.
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  • Mirror, ca. 1760
  • carved, gessoed and gilt pine, mirrored glass.
  • Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir.
  • 1968-158-4
  • This object is no longer on display as part of this exhibition.
  • Hand Mirror (USA), 1938
  • engraved rolled silver, mirror glass.
  • Museum purchase from Walter R. Scholz Memorial Fund.
  • 1998-21-1
  • This object is no longer on display as part of this exhibition.
  • This object was made by Vlisco.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is no longer on display as part of this exhibition.
  • Bench (USA), 1933
  • wood, lacquer, metal.
  • Gift of Karen Davidov and Henry Myerberg.
  • 1997-117-2
  • This object is no longer on display as part of this exhibition.
  • Vanity Stand (USA), 1933
  • carved and joined wood, lacquered wood, cast metal.
  • Gift of Karen Davidov and Henry Myerberg.
  • 1997-117-1
  • This object is no longer on display as part of this exhibition.