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A case used for toiletries:‘a lady's fitted dressing case in grained leather’
- ‘Judging from his known works and his labels, he also made ladies' vanity or dressing cases.’
- ‘When we did arrive on the ground, I thankfully handed J.R. his fretful daughter, went to claim my luggage and found that my favourite overnight dressing case was missing.’
- ‘He, a cabinetmaker from Philadelphia, made portable desks, dressing cases, medicine chests, and ladies' work-boxes from about 1829 to 1865.’
- ‘I don't want a spoon, to use a dressing case or study with the bishop.’
- ‘The lady's portable vanity or dressing case in Plate IV reflects Starkey's best work.’
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