Compact

Compact

Compact A compact is an accessoire that allows women to carry face powder and a mirror in their handbag or pocket. Contemporary compacts conceal all manner of cosmetics, but originally they were designed to hold powder. They came in all shapes: round, octagonal,...
Equipage

Equipage

Gold and Gilt Chased, Cast and Embossed Châtelaine with Enamel Suspending a Watch, Rock Crystal Seal and a Bloodstone Egg (Equipage) c.1742.Victoria & Albert Museum Collection. Equipage Equipage is a French term for the indispensable items used in daily life....
Étui

Étui

Étui An étui is a small case that contains miniature implements used to perform household tasks. Designed primarily for women, they can be quite ornamental and even whimsical. Often étui have a tapered or oval shape rendered in chased gold or silver gilt with émail...