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Necessaire (Possibly Dutch or Scandinavian), late 18th–early 19th century

This is a necessaire. It is dated late 18th–early 19th century and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is laquered paint over shagreen; vernis martain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. J. Insley Blair. It is credited Gift of Mrs. J. Insely Blair.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 9 x 7 x 5 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Necessaire (Possibly Dutch or Scandinavian), late 18th–early 19th century; laquered paint over shagreen; vernis martain; H x W x D: 9 x 7 x 5 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. J. Insely Blair; 1941-45-2-a/n

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