Wooden toilet case, France, 1801-1830

Made:
1801-1830 in France
maker:
Unknown

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Wooden toilet case, containing 19 implements, French, early 19th century

This wooden case contains nineteen instruments intended for use in personal hygiene, grooming and shaving. These include razors, a strop to sharpen the razors, a toothbrush, tweezers and a toothpick. The case also contains forks, spoons, corkscrews and a pen knife.

The documentation for this object states that Napoleon I (1769-1821), Emperor of France between 1804 and 1814, gave cases like this to the generals of his army.

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Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
A642904
Materials:
case, brass, case, wood, sheath, leather
Measurements:
open to 90 degrees: 335 mm x 83 mm x 322 mm, .9 kg
closed: 74 mm x 83 mm x 83 mm, .9 kg
type:
toilet case
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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