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Here is a beautiful antique handpainted yellow vanity set for a lady's dressing table. "22" appears on the base.

The asethetic would suggest late 1880s, most likely Czechoslovakian - this is an instinct not knowledge. We are aware these appeared on the continent as well as England, but this seems genuinely late Victoria-era.

There are two round lidded trinket boxes or canisters, all approximately 9 by 10 cm diameter.

There is a candle holder and a vase with a rose for stems.

There is also a squat round item, thought to be for jewelry, a ring holder perhaps.

These are in good condition with no edge gilt ware but no chips or real cracks. Perhaps the beginning of one is on the vase of the candle, but only surface.

The four items sit on a large long tray, 47 by 17 cm. This has minor crazing but its signs of age are limited to the black edging as shown. This is in very good condition and it displays well.

This is an interesting set, and appears symmetrical and complete in itself, though.

A quality and rare item.


The trader: A knowledgeable, not professional, enthusiast of collectibles selling from personal collection. I welcome helpful insights from the Trade me community.

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  • Dunedin (Non-signature)$3.61
  • Dunedin > Rural (Signature)$7.79
  • Rest of South Island (Non-signature)$14.00
  • Rest of South Island > Rural (Non-signature)$18.66
  • North Island (Signature)$24.15
  • North Island > Rural (Signature)$27.03
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  • Seller location: Dunedin, Otago, NZ

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