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RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard
RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard

RARE Antique French Tortoise Shell Minaudiére, Purse & Vanity or Make-up Case, Suede Holder, Scabbard

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We only rarely find these with the original black suede leather scabbard, or frame/holder they originally came with, and which allows one to easily use the old French minaudiere as an evening purse with handle, so it's always a pleasure when we do. This one retains not only the original suede leather scabbard, but everything within is also in complete and present condidtion right down to the comb, powder seive/cover and mirror. Yes, the mirror has a bit of clouding from age, but the set is complete, without chips, cracks, warp or other damage. Truly one of the best ever! Don't miss it!

Very good to excellent condition, just as you see it and as noted above. Clasp is complete and working well, no warping to the old shell. These are late 1900 to 1920, latest, French art deco era at its most fashionable.

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. We do hold a valid USFWS license, as well, for import/export, but additional time is required for export, and we are not exporting at this time.