We've been very fortunate of late to find several superb shell and sterling silver vanity sets in their original boxes, and therefore in exquisitely fine condition. This is one! With the exception of the comb's severe damage, which is most often the case, this set is pristine. The boar bristled brushes appear to have never been used (we sanitized them anyway), and the mirror has no losses to the silvering, no dents or damage to any of the fine old English sterling and no chips or cracks in that sumptuous chocolate and cognac shell. What a set! All you need to do is replace the comb insert, and you needn't do so with a shell comb, either. Any old comb of the same length will do, and you've got one of the nicest sets ever! The marks are all there, and the crown added to the gilt embossed emblem on the silk satin liner lets us know that this maker is designated 'To The King', or of quality that is so noted by the Royalty of England. And best of all, this is a VERY affordable set. Don't miss it. Yes, we can do a layaway.