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PrettySquareGal
05-24-2008, 01:11 PM
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3741/vanityon0.jpg

I don't know much about this- I got it at a yard sale today for $1! I'm wondering what decade it's from, and what materials were used- plastic? Lucite (is there such a thing as clear)? Bakelite? The larger on the left is the mirror, brush is on the left.

christa
05-24-2008, 03:53 PM
Looks a bit like somewhere between 1930 and 1940 to me, but I could also be completely wrong. They did use clear Bakelite for jewelry back then, so that's not impossible.

The pattern on the back of the mirror and the hair brush was coming back as bookmarks in the 1970's when I grew up...that I do know. I recognized them straight away. But that's a different story.


C.

PrettySquareGal
05-24-2008, 04:11 PM
Oh no, I hope it's not some kind of "vintage style" set from the 70's!

christa
05-24-2008, 04:48 PM
Oh no, I hope it's not some kind of "vintage style" set from the 70's!

hehe...no, that's not what I meant at all :)
A lot of pattern, and especially with flowers, tend to come and go with trends,
and I think that the 70's bookmarks was a copy from the 1930's.

I'm sure this is a lot older than the 1970's though.

Sorry for the confusion.

C.

PrettySquareGal
05-24-2008, 04:51 PM
It's OK. :) I was about to add it to my Goodwill pile. :)

I do know that it was being sold with the other belongings of an elderly lady who had passed away.

Sweet Leilani
05-28-2008, 12:58 PM
The brush and the mirror are probably lucite from the 60s, but I can't tell for sure. The comb is almost certainly celluloid and a lot older; probably from the 30s.