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Necessaire Travel Case

English necessaire travel case with silver interior by William Neale & Son, 1924
By William Neale & Son Ltd
Located in Delft, NL
English necessaire travel case with silver and glass interior by William Neale & Son Ltd
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20th Century British Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Crystal, Gold Plate, Silver

Art Deco Ladies Traveling Necessaire Ensemble, American, circa 1925
Located in Incline Village, NV
Art Deco ladies traveling necessaire ensemble consisting of 13 implements for grooming, contained
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Bakelite, Resin

Louis XVI Style Cut-Glass Travel Nécessaire by Boin Taburet, circa 1880
By Boin-Taburet
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
An exceptional Louis XVI style silver-gilt and cut-glass travel nécessaire by Boin Taburet
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Silver

Victorian Necessaire De Voyage
Located in New Orleans, LA
A wonderful English coromandel travel case, or necessaire de voyage, boasts toiletries adorned with
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Crystal, Silver

Victorian Necessaire De Voyage
Victorian Necessaire De Voyage
H 7.75 in W 14 in D 10.25 in
Victorian Nécessaire de Voyage
Located in New Orleans, LA
luxury as it is of necessity. Known as a nécessaire de voyage, the case features a luxurious blue velvet
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Velvet, Glass, Wood

Victorian Nécessaire de Voyage
Victorian Nécessaire de Voyage
H 6 in W 12 in D 9 in
French Nécessaire de Voyage
Located in New Orleans, LA
This exceptional and rare French nécessaire de voyage is almost certainly the work of the highly
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Historical Memorabilia

Materials

Crystal, Silver

French Nécessaire de Voyage
French Nécessaire de Voyage
H 6.5 in W 17 in D 11.75 in
1839 Fitzmaurice West Victorian Ebony & Brass Inlays Necessaire De Voyage
Located in Germantown, MD
Exquisite antique travelling case or victorian nécessaire de voyage A work of extraordinary
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Antique Early 19th Century English Early Victorian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Victorian Travel Grooming Kit, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
sewing and grooming tools, also known as an etui or nécessaire. The compact travel case is finished with
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Antiquities

Materials

Metal

Victorian Travel Grooming Kit, c. 1900
Victorian Travel Grooming Kit, c. 1900
H 3.75 in W 2.25 in D 2 in
18th Century Gold Sewing Box with Wax Case, Scissors, Seal
Located in Paris, FR
boxes known as the Necessaire are small boxes or wooden cases used to hold toiletry items for travel
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Gold

German Late 19th Century Crocodile And Silver Vanity Suitcase Case
Located in Copenhagen, K
Beautiful old crocodile vanity and necessaire case, with eight jars in facetted glass and silver
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Antique Late 19th Century German Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Silver

Russian Silver Imperial-era Picnic Set by Grachev of St. Petersburg, circa 1900
By Grachev Brothers
Located in St. Catharines, ON
A rare Russian silver traveling necessaire from the Romanov era, period of Tsar Nicholas II
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Antique Early 1900s Russian Russian Empire Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

Materials

Silver

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Traveling Jewelry Case in Shagreen Brass w/Leather Handles by R&Y Augousti
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Located in New Orleans, LA
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Gold and Agate Sewing Nécessaire
H 0.63 in W 1.25 in D 3.63 in
Extensive Augarten Porcelain Dinner, Coffee and Tea Service, circa 1935
Located in New York, NY
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Located in London, Park Royal
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Giltwood Sofa Hand Carved in the Louis XV Style
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H 32.75 in W 54.5 in D 33 in
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Located in London, Park Royal
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Located in New Orleans, LA
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Located in New Orleans, LA
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Set of 120-Piece Tiffany Gilt Sterling Chrysanthemum in custom Malachite Box
Located in Houston, TX
dore fitted chest that was formerly a necessaire travel case, signed Boudet. The chest was made earlier
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19th Century French Painted Leather Necessaire or Traveling Dressing Case
Located in Alexandria, VA
Exceptional Arts & Crafts painted leather necessaire with tooled, painted and gilt decoration
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Antique 1870s French Chinoiserie Decorative Boxes

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Nécessaire de Voyage
Located in New Orleans, LA
This elegant English nécessaire de voyage is veneered with rich coromandel wood with brass inlay
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Antique 19th Century English Other Jewelry Boxes

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H 8.25 in W 13.25 in D 10.25 in
King Edward VII Necessaire
Located in New Orleans, LA
Once owned by King Edward VII, this superb necessaire, or dressing case, is a thrilling glimpse
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English Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver

King Edward VII Necessaire
King Edward VII Necessaire
H 11.5 in W 18.5 in D 12.375 in
Traveling Case Beauty Case Tejus Lizard Leather Mid-Century Modern Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Necessaire De Toilette, Beauty Case, Traveling Case Due to its royal past, Austria has had high
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Trunks and Luggage

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Au Départ Fully Fitted Gentleman’s Travelling Dressing Case, Hall Marked Silver
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Au Départ Fully Fitted Gentlemans Travelling Dressing Case, Hall Marked Silver A Superb Piece
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Chanel J12 White Marine Automatic, White Ceramic Case and Rubber Bracelet Watch
By Chanel
Located in Crema, Cremona
: black box in eco-leather signed CHANEL for travel (necessaire voyage). Steel caseback with writing, J12
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Charles X Period Sewing and Music Box
Located in Paris, FR
boxes or wooden cases used to hold toiletry items for travel. Gradually the definition of Necessaire
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Charles X Period Sewing and Music Box
Charles X Period Sewing and Music Box
H 11.03 in W 11.82 in D 9.06 in
19th Century Crystal and Mother-of-Pearl Toiletry Box
Located in Paris, FR
boxes or wooden cases used to hold toiletry items for travel. Gradually the definition of Necessaire
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Gentleman's Shaving Necessaire Kit, American, circa 1902
Located in Incline Village, NV
This compact unique "Gentleman's Shaving Necessaire Kit" was used by a man while traveling, for the
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Antique Early 1900s American Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Composition

French Second Empire Case with Porcelain, Flasks and Sewing Kit
Located in Paris, FR
the Necessaire are small boxes or wooden cases used to hold toiletry items for travel. Gradually the
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Mother-of-Pearl, Porcelain, Rosewood

Drew & Sons London, Victorian Fine Crocodile Vanity Case with Silver Accessories
Located in Torquay, GB
A late Victorian fine crocodile skin travel luggage by Drew & Sons London, circa 1890s. In dark
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Trunks and Luggage

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Gold Sewing Box with Chatelaine, Early 19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
his book that toiletry boxes known as the Necessaire are small boxes or wooden cases used to hold
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Antique 1820s French Restauration Collectible Jewelry

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19th Century Blackened Wood Vanity, Sewing or Writing Box with Gilt Implements
Located in Haarlem, NL
vanity case is as much an item of luxury as it is of necessity. Known as a nécessaire de voyage. As
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Early 20th Century English Gentleman's Traveling Necessaire
By The Alex Clark Manufacturing Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a wonderful traveling case filled with silver topped bottles, silver brushes, a journal as
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Early 20th Century English Trunks and Luggage

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Silver

Zas, a French Napoleon III Period Sewing Casket, circa 1860
By Zas, France
Located in Paris, FR
by cassette case. We must wait for the Regency period to finally find the term nécessaire. In the
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Antique 1860s French Boxes

Materials

Burl, Mother-of-Pearl, Walnut

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Necessaire Travel Case For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal necessaire travel case for your home. Each necessaire travel case for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and glass. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect necessaire travel case — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A necessaire travel case made by Victorian designers — as well as those associated with Louis XVI — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made necessaire travel case over the years, but those crafted by Boin-Taburet, Drew & Sons and Mauritz Mauler are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Necessaire Travel Case?

The average selling price for a necessaire travel case at 1stDibs is $6,630, while they’re typically $565 on the low end and $86,683 for the highest priced.
Questions About Necessaire Travel Case
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    The best travel jewelry case is one that has dedicated slots and compartments for all your jewelry to prevent entanglement and soft linen lining to protect your fine jewelry from scratches. It should be compact and rugged, preferably made of leather. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage jewelry cases.