Vintage Ormolu Tissue Box Cover by Stylebuilt

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Vintage Ormolu Tissue Box Cover by Stylebuilt

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$38.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 1960s

Materials

stamped metal, fabric, cardboard

This vintage ormolu tissue box cover was an estate find and will add glamour and elegance to the dressing table or vanity.

It's made of stamped metal with gold finish and features an open heart and floral pattern, along with scrolls and vines. The bottom interior is lined with textured gold paper and the bottom exterior is covered in dark brown corduroy. A paper sticker reads "Stylebuilt Accessories, No 353, Guaranteed Not to Tarnish." The lid lifts up and is embellished with two applied designs on opposite corners featuring roses, leaves, scrolls and love knots. Four lion's paw feet elevate the bottom of the box off the tabletop. Very substantial piece with nice weight. This type of dressing table decor is typical of mid century vanity accessories and makes a great addition to boudoir storage or powder room decor.

APPROX. MEASUREMENTS:
Overall, Including Feet: 11 in. long x 6 in. wide x 3 in. tall
Tissue Compartment: 10 x 5 x 2 in.

CONDITION: Outstanding vintage condition; suitable for gift giving. There are a couple of faint stains on the cardboard, but they do not detract (see last photo).

HISTORY: Stylebuilt, along with Guildcrest, Matson, and Globe, were the principal manufacturers of boudoir accessories consisting of perfume trays and bottles, hand mirrors and brushes, jewelry boxes, swivel mirrors, picture frames, clocks, lipstick holders, tissue covers, etc. These items were generally described as "ormolu" ("ground gold" in French) in that the metal was often plated in 18kt or 24kt gold and advertised as "tarnish proof." They were in high demand in the 1940s to 1960s and added luxury and glamour to the dressing table.

A NOTE ABOUT VINTAGE: Everything we sell at AlegriaCollection is vintage, meaning that it's at least 20 years old, often much older. Consequently, most of our items show evidence of previous use and, in general, this is viewed as adding to the aged character of a piece. We make every effort to accurately describe any flaws and encourage you to carefully read the description, particularly when purchasing vintage as a gift.

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This vintage ormolu tissue box cover was an estate find and will add glamour and elegance to the dressing table or vanity.

It's made of stamped metal with gold finish and features an open heart and floral pattern, along with scrolls and vines. The bottom interior is lined with textured gold paper and the bottom exterior is covered in dark brown corduroy. A paper sticker reads "Stylebuilt Accessories, No 353, Guaranteed Not to Tarnish." The lid lifts up and is embellished with two applied designs on opposite corners featuring roses, leaves, scrolls and love knots. Four lion's paw feet elevate the bottom of the box off the tabletop. Very substantial piece with nice weight. This type of dressing table decor is typical of mid century vanity accessories and makes a great addition to boudoir storage or powder room decor.

APPROX. MEASUREMENTS:
Overall, Including Feet: 11 in. long x 6 in. wide x 3 in. tall
Tissue Compartment: 10 x 5 x 2 in.

CONDITION: Outstanding vintage condition; suitable for gift giving. There are a couple of faint stains on the cardboard, but they do not detract (see last photo).

HISTORY: Stylebuilt, along with Guildcrest, Matson, and Globe, were the principal manufacturers of boudoir accessories consisting of perfume trays and bottles, hand mirrors and brushes, jewelry boxes, swivel mirrors, picture frames, clocks, lipstick holders, tissue covers, etc. These items were generally described as "ormolu" ("ground gold" in French) in that the metal was often plated in 18kt or 24kt gold and advertised as "tarnish proof." They were in high demand in the 1940s to 1960s and added luxury and glamour to the dressing table.

A NOTE ABOUT VINTAGE: Everything we sell at AlegriaCollection is vintage, meaning that it's at least 20 years old, often much older. Consequently, most of our items show evidence of previous use and, in general, this is viewed as adding to the aged character of a piece. We make every effort to accurately describe any flaws and encourage you to carefully read the description, particularly when purchasing vintage as a gift.

Other vanity accessories can be found here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlegriaCollection?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&search_query=vanity

Be sure and visit our other shop sections via the navigation bar on the left, here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlegriaCollection

See Shop Policies before purchasing: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlegriaCollection/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav.

Thank you for shopping at AlegriaCollection.etsy.com

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