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Roseann Ettinger

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Slip into the romantic world of a private dressing room. Here fancy and jeweled perfume bottles, powder jars, trinket boxes, hairbrushes, mirrors, and matching trays in sets of up to twenty items cover a dressing table or dresser top. Cosmetics, scents, and tools of beauty wait to transform mere mortals into memorable personalities, day in and day out. This book explores the feminine, fragile, and alluring vintage accessories that are collected today by many seekers of romance and history. Beautiful dressing table accessories convey an aristocratic atmosphere that has been popularized in film. Here are hundreds of elegantly designed matching dressing tools in metals, plastics, enamels, and glass presented in boxed, travel, and manicure sets. Even special boxes, lined with luxurious fabrics housing items for individual boudoir tasks, are included. Over 340 color photographs, including over 100 authentic catalog pages, are on display. They accurately portray the magnificent creative skills and use of fine materials for each elegant and glamorous item that has been carefully cherished and preserved throughout the years.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 342 color photos | Price Guide | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764322372

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Roseann Ettinger is a collector and dealer in vintage fashion who owns Remember When, a retail shop in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. She is the author of many books on fashion items.