1766 British Nécessaire at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Curators' comments: "A nécessaire was a luxury object designed to hold a whole range of necessary scent bottles and cosmetic and writing implements for use by a woman of fashion. The contents include five bottles with stoppers, a pencil and an ivory writing tablet, scissors, a mirror, a comb, a brush, toothpicks, a tongue scraper, a bodkin combined with a spoon for ear wax, and a file combined with a pair of tweezers."
A GOLD-MOUNTED ORANGE AGATE NECESSAIRE, LONDON, CIRCA 1760, of upright rectangular form, the gold cagework mounts chased with birds within scrolls and flowers, the lid with white enamel rim and gold inscription: votre amitié fait mon bonheur, the interior complete with ivory tablets, two gold-capped glass scent bottles, a gold-mounted pencil, folding knife, pair of tweezers, wax spoon, the lid mirror-lined, paste thumbpiece, bottle caps with Dutch import marks for 1831-93 5.1cm., 2 in high
vintage telephone, blue
Antique Necessaire ~ Marie Antoinette had something similar to this, for traveling
ALBION ART Antique Jewelry | Art Deco Platinum, diamond, enamel brooch, France c.1925.
Box with tools for applying cosmetics (Europe), 17th or 18th century. From the National Palace Museum, Taipei.
LAMY Safari grey charcoalish colour-I had this Lamy before I lost the lid at London Zoo
Heart-Shaped Toilet Case containing two glass scent bottles with gold stoppers, a mirror, a folding ivory writing tablet, a gold bodkin, two gold toothpicks, and a miniature pair of gold tweezers. A hollow casing for a lead pencil has a silver top set with a diamond for writing on glass. c.1750, German
Papier Mache gynecological model after Dr Louis Auzoux c 1880
A necessaire de voyage of Princess Pauline Bonaparte-Borghese. Not surprising to find quite a bit of cosmetics and supplies inside.