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1940's Jadeite Green Make-up - Vanity Mirror "Nice Addition to Your Retro Bath/Bedroom Decor"

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With the Andrews singing “Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny” playing over the radio, Gloria Fendlebaum leaned over the jadeite green make-up mirror on her dressing table. She stared intently into the mirror and with the steady hand of a surgeon, plucked the last of her rogue eyebrow hairs. She had ten minutes before a certain handsome Lieutenant would be knocking at her door so she had to hurry to finish dressing. It was her third date with Johnny Boyd whom she’d met at a U.S.O. dance a few weeks prior. Gloria giggled to herself as she recalled the dance and how she waited most of the night while the shy navel officer got enough nerve to ask her to dance. Two dates and the couple were “full-steam” ahead into a whirlwind romance. This would be their last date before he shipped out and she had already decided he was a keeper. Ten minutes later, when he greeted at the door with two dozen roses, she was pretty sure he felt the same way.


Here’s a wonderful retro make-up/vanity mirror finished in a minty jadeite green with a cream color inside the shade. This mirror is magnified and is backlit. The metal bodied mirror stands approx. 11” tall and is 5.5” wide at its base. The chrome-rimmed mirror is 5.5” in diameter. You can adjust the angle and the mirror flips forward so you can change out the light bulb (takes standard size bulbs). There is an on-off switch located on the base and it has a cotton covered cord with Bakelite plug. We think this piece was made in the 1940’s but there are no manufacturer marks to be found.

This mirror would make a nice addition to a retro-themed or shabby chic bedroom or bathroom.

This mirror is in good vintage condition. We tested the light and it works (no bulb included) and the magnified mirror is free of cracks or chips although it has some cloud spots that we could not wipe off. The painted metal base and shade have some light surface scratches and scuffs here and there but is in pretty good shape. The paint is worn off around the shade rim. The bottom of the base has some spots of very light surface rust and it looks like it once had a felt piece. The cord is in good shape with no major issue that we could find but as with electrical appliances of this age, we’d recommend using with caution.

1940's Jadeite Green Make-up - Vanity Mirror "Nice Addition to Your Retro Bath/Bedroom Decor"