Celluloid Dressing Table Set

Celluloid Dressing Table Set

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Description
In 1935, the Smithsonian mounted an exhibit of plastic and other synthetic materials. This elaborate dressing table set is one of several items that the Celluloid Corporation donated for that purpose. It was made around 1890.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Dressing Table Set
Date made
ca. 1890
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
case: 4 in x 12 in x 16 in; 10.16 cm x 30.48 cm x 40.64 cm
overall; contents in box: 4 3/4 in x 16 in x 11 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 40.64 cm x 29.845 cm
overall; mirror: 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 10 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 11.1125 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
CH.318497
catalog number
318497
accession number
133593
Credit Line
Gift of Celluloid Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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