Vanity Accessories - General

The tradition of grooming oneself before a mirror is as old as human civilization itself. The ancient Greek myth of Narcissus, who caught sight of his reflection in a pool and instantly fell in love with himself, is still widely circulated today as a reminder of human vanity and the value we place on physical appearance.

In ancient Egypt, royalty and wealthy nobles used mirrors to adjust their wigs and apply eye kohl, rouge, and aromatic oils. These and other vanity accessories were buried with their owners in magnificent underground tombs, suggesting their importance as status markers in the afterlife. The use of mirrors, combs, makeup, and other grooming accouterments evolved throughout the 18th century, when European women conducted elaborate morning rituals involving powdered wigs, face powder, rouge, hair accessories, and jewelry. Men also used vanity accessories during this period, adorning their heads with powdered wigs and gazing into mirrors to adjust their trousers to display their calf muscles, a trend begun by King Louis XIV of France.

Today, vanity accessories are essential to almost everyone’s morning routine. Using an assortment of products, consumers act as artists, fashioning their identities and presenting their individual personalities and styles to the world. Brushes, perfume bottles, handheld mirrors, powder boxes, manicure sets, bath products, and countless other vanity accessories are sold at auction.

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PEIWNA FOOT MESSAGE MACHNE
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
PEIWNA FOOT MESSAGE MACHNE
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Repousse Vanity Set
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Repousse Vanity Set
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
French Victorian Antique Vanity and Curio Box LOT
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
French Victorian Antique Vanity and Curio Box LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Miller and Moore foot spa…
Oct 17, 12:00 PM AEDT
Miller and Moore foot spa…
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD20- AUD30
AUD150 Bids
A SILVER AND ENAMEL TRAVELLING VANITY SET in a leather case "Athenes".
Oct 21, 10:30 AM BST
A SILVER AND ENAMEL TRAVELLING VANITY SET in a leather case "Athenes".
by John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer
Est: £50- £60
£450 Bids
Vintage hair dressing kit by Remington Co
Oct 17, 11:30 PM EDT
Vintage hair dressing kit by Remington Co
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $35- $45
$200 Bids
Vanity case, marked Volupté USA.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
Vanity case, marked Volupté USA.
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€600 Bids
A FINE 19TH CENTURY INDO PERISAN INLAID BONE EBONY & BRASS VANITY BOX - the box profusely inlaid with carved b
Oct 20, 10:30 AM BST
A FINE 19TH CENTURY INDO PERISAN INLAID BONE EBONY & BRASS VANITY BOX - the box profusely inlaid with carved b
by John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer
Est: £500- £700
£4400 Bids
ITALIAN MODERN 'SILVI' COMPACT VANITY & CHAIR
Oct 24, 10:00 AM CDT
ITALIAN MODERN 'SILVI' COMPACT VANITY & CHAIR
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$2000 Bids
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Tocador de baño realizado en loza blanca.
Oct 27, 4:30 PM CEST
Tocador de baño realizado en loza blanca.
by Arte Subastas Bilbao
Est: €0- €0
€600 Bids
FLASH GORDON CHAPTER 7 ONE SHEET ON LINEN
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
FLASH GORDON CHAPTER 7 ONE SHEET ON LINEN
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$4,0000 Bids
AN EDWARDIAN TRAVELLING VANITY CASE
Oct 21, 9:30 AM BST
AN EDWARDIAN TRAVELLING VANITY CASE
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £150- £250
£100 Bids
A VICTORIAN TRAVELLING VANITY CASE
Oct 21, 9:30 AM BST
A VICTORIAN TRAVELLING VANITY CASE
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £150- £250
£100 Bids
A Vintage Barber Set?
Oct 16, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage Barber Set?
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
English Sterling Antique Dresser Set (4 Pcs)
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
English Sterling Antique Dresser Set (4 Pcs)
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $300- $500
$500 Bids
Vintage French Du Barry Vanity Set
Oct 24, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage French Du Barry Vanity Set
by Pace & Hong Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$280 Bids
Lot of 3 Spring Flowers Soap Bars
Oct 16, 1:00 PM EDT
Lot of 3 Spring Flowers Soap Bars
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
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SOUART BATHROOM VANITY LIGHT
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
SOUART BATHROOM VANITY LIGHT
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$10 Bids
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CHILDRESS TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
CHILDRESS TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$10 Bids
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REVLON LUXURY PARAFFIN BATH
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
REVLON LUXURY PARAFFIN BATH
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$10 Bids
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WAHL FOOT BATH
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
WAHL FOOT BATH
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$10 Bids
Grant Gustin "The Flash" signed autographed 8x10 photo Certified COA
Oct 17, 7:00 PM EDT
Grant Gustin "The Flash" signed autographed 8x10 photo Certified COA
by Randy's Cabin Online Auctions
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$50 Bids
-NO RESERVE- ANTIQUE GOLD AND SHAGREEN 18TH CENTURY TRAVELING NECASSAIRE ETUI
Oct 22, 2:00 PM BST
-NO RESERVE- ANTIQUE GOLD AND SHAGREEN 18TH CENTURY TRAVELING NECASSAIRE ETUI
by Auction Zero
Est: £100- £200
£100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Vanity Accessories - General


Aether Auctions

Aether Auctions

John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer

John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer

Apple Tree Auction Center

Apple Tree Auction Center

Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions