Not really a 'carnet de bal' or dance card, but something quite similar, this mid-1800s beauty is a full notebook with the most gorgeous old shell cover, don't you agree? Wonderful vanity item, perfect for beside your bed to jot down those things we all think of in the middle of the night, or to record your friend's phone/address notations in a most opulent manner. Stunning!
Very good to excellent condition, right down to the gilded edge pages. Elongated hinge/clasp orientation, which makes it all the more appealing, this one is just unique and fun! Some writing inside, but most pages are blank and ready for your own notes.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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