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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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A collection of Mens miniature aftershave (approx 44)
Feb 29, 2:00 PM AEDT
A collection of Mens miniature aftershave (approx 44)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD306 Bids
Victorian Mother Of Pearl Manicure Vanity Set
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Victorian Mother Of Pearl Manicure Vanity Set
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$101 Bid
Lot of Vintage Vanity Items
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Lot of Vintage Vanity Items
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $50- $100
$101 Bid
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Fine Antique Fancy Vanity
Mar 10, 1:00 PM PST
Fine Antique Fancy Vanity
by Pasadena Antique Warehouse
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$3001 Bid
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1950s Vintage Hollywood Regency Vanity Tissue Holder Gold Gilt Filagree Box and Decorative Tissue Box
Mar 10, 1:00 PM PST
1950s Vintage Hollywood Regency Vanity Tissue Holder Gold Gilt Filagree Box and Decorative Tissue Box
by Pasadena Antique Warehouse
Est: $100- $200
$300 Bids
Ladies Art Deco Bakelite Vanity Sets
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Ladies Art Deco Bakelite Vanity Sets
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
A set of tortoise shell dressing set decorated with dragon design
Mar 02, 12:30 PM ICT
A set of tortoise shell dressing set decorated with dragon design
by RCB Auctions
Est: ฿15,000- ฿20,000
฿3,0000 Bids
METAL HOUSEHOLD VANITY COLLECTIBLES
Mar 01, 12:00 PM EST
METAL HOUSEHOLD VANITY COLLECTIBLES
by Converse Auctions
Est: $20- $40
$100 Bids
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Vintage Widger manicure implements cabinet
Mar 02, 2:00 PM EST
Vintage Widger manicure implements cabinet
by Heritage Antiques & Auction
Est: $75- $150
$350 Bids
6 Assorted Ladies Vanity Items
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
6 Assorted Ladies Vanity Items
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $50- $150
$100 Bids
RU & C° antieke Engelse manicure-set in massief zi…
Mar 02, 11:00 AM CET
RU & C° antieke Engelse manicure-set in massief zi…
by DVC
Est: €0- €100
€100 Bids
Vintage Gold Tone Silhouette Cameo Perfume Box
Mar 06, 9:00 PM EST
Vintage Gold Tone Silhouette Cameo Perfume Box
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $150
$600 Bids
A VERY GOOD VICTORIAN LADIES ROSEWOOD DRESSING CASE with brass banding opening to reveal five silver top glass
Mar 06, 10:30 AM GMT
A VERY GOOD VICTORIAN LADIES ROSEWOOD DRESSING CASE with brass banding opening to reveal five silver top glass
by John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: £500- £600
£4400 Bids
A Victorian fitted dressing case, of rou
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
A Victorian fitted dressing case, of rou
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £7,000- £9,000
£6,0000 Bids
English Carved Rosewood Necessaire de Toilette, 19th c., H.- 7 in., W.- 12 in., D.- 9 1/4 in.
Mar 09, 10:00 AM CST
English Carved Rosewood Necessaire de Toilette, 19th c., H.- 7 in., W.- 12 in., D.- 9 1/4 in.
by Crescent City Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $800
$3000 Bids
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LARGE YSL BLACK & HOT PINK VANITY BOX
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
LARGE YSL BLACK & HOT PINK VANITY BOX
by Gallery 63
Est: $400- $6,002
$1000 Bids
A Victorian coromandel vanity case, mid-19th centu…
Mar 20, 10:30 AM GMT
A Victorian coromandel vanity case, mid-19th centu…
by Roseberys
Est: £600- £800
£4200 Bids
2 brand new water flosser / sonic toothbrush
Mar 10, 11:00 AM AEDT
2 brand new water flosser / sonic toothbrush
by Kim's Auction
Est: AUD500- AUD600
AUD1000 Bids
An Edwardian silver-gilt travelling vanity case
Mar 05, 10:00 AM GMT
An Edwardian silver-gilt travelling vanity case
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £300- £500
£1500 Bids
WALLS & LAMBE LEATHER CASED VANITY SET
Mar 05, 10:00 AM GMT
WALLS & LAMBE LEATHER CASED VANITY SET
by Sheppards
Est: €150- €250
€900 Bids
A vanity case
Mar 14, 7:00 PM WET
A vanity case
by Veritas Art Auctioneers
Est: €4,500- €6,000
€4,4000 Bids

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