Vintage Vanity Dresser Set
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This elegant vintage dresser set was on my grandmother's dresser for years. I remember it vividly from my childhood. It was always there. I really don't know much about it
other than it is older than me (which puts it late pre 1950's something...). The mirrored tray is an antique white over brass, (gold-toned metal), with an ornate filigree frame; a slight fleur-de-lis design. Brown felt like fabric (protects furniture surfaces) covers the back of the tray. It is very sturdy in construction; the mirror is still tight with no rattles. There is some delamination of the reflective surface that can be seen mostly around the edges, which has been there for as long as I can remember. The hand mirror has cut inlay glass/mirror set in an oval, Marquis-type shaped frame with the handle continuing the tray motif - fleur-de-lis surrounded with the filigree design. The mirror is in very good shape with no delamination. There is a slight discolouration of the backing fabric behind the mirror visible when turned down. The handle does show some wear.
The hair brush is of the same design and shape as the hand mirror, only with less wear. It seems the hand mirror was used much more than the hair brush. The comb has a gold coloured metal spine cover with a filigree floral design but slightly different than the other pieces. This may have been an addition or it could very well had been in the original set, I don't know. The comb has GEMLITE (ITE is underscored) and MADE IN U.S.A. stamped on either side of the main outer tooth, of the comb.
The tray is 16 5/8" (42.2 cm) long, and 10" (25.4 cm) wide, and is 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) tall, and weighs 58 oz ( 1,360.8 gr). The hand mirror is 12" (30.5 cm) long, and 4 7/8" (12.4 cm) at widest part tapering to 2 7/8" (7.3 cm) for mirror size, handle is 6" (15.2 cm) long, and 1" (2.5 cm) wide, and weighs 16.0 oz (454 gr). The hand brush is 8 7/8" (22.5 cm) long, and 4 7/8" (12.4 cm) at widest part tapering to 2 7/8" (7.3 cm) for brush size, handle is 6" ( 15.2 cm) long, and 1" (2.5 cm) wide, and weighs 8.8 oz (249 gr).
The comb is 7 7/8" (20.0 cm) long, and is 1 1/2" ( 3.8 cm) tall from bottom of the teeth to back of the handle, and weighs 2.2 oz (63 gr). The total weight of all items combined is: 70 oz (4.38 lb).