This exhibition started on September 06, 2017 and is on display until March 25, 2018.

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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.

  • Mirror, ca. 1760
  • carved, gessoed and gilt pine, mirrored glass.
  • Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir.
  • 1968-158-4
  • Hand Mirror (USA), 1938
  • engraved rolled silver, mirror glass.
  • Museum purchase from Walter R. Scholz Memorial Fund.
  • 1998-21-1
  • This object was made by Vlisco.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Bench (USA), 1933
  • wood, lacquer, metal.
  • Gift of Karen Davidov and Henry Myerberg.
  • 1997-117-2
  • Vanity Stand (USA), 1933
  • carved and joined wood, lacquered wood, cast metal.
  • Gift of Karen Davidov and Henry Myerberg.
  • 1997-117-1